A healthy mouth is key to a healthy body. Amazingly, up to 80% of the population unknowingly has some form of gum infection. And yet, just by thorough daily brushing and flossing, you can remove these germs and help prevent gum disease.
Gum disease, or periodontitis, is characterised by a persistent bacterial infection surrounding one tooth or several teeth. In the early stages, gum disease causes little discomfort and produces few obvious symptoms. However, when periodontal disease is not treated, it will spread and compromise the gums, teeth and bone. It can also lead to heart disease and strokes, as well as complications in diabetes and pregnancy.