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How to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum disease is not something that can be cured with cosmetic dentistry or any other artificial means. The only effective antidote is to brush and floss regularly while watching your diet. You should visit the dentist veneer immediately if you notice swollen bleeding gums, receding gums or persistent foul breath.

Main causes of gum disease

Certain kinds of hormonal changes which occur in the body at times like puberty, pregnancy, menopause and monthly menstruation increases the vulnerability of the gums and so gingivitis can easily set in.

Diseases that weaken the body’s natural immune system like cancer or Aids increases the chance of developing periodontal disease. High blood sugar patients are more prone to developing gum disease.

Some medicines which lessen the flow of saliva can lower oral health. Anticonvulsant medicines like Dilatin and drugs like Procardia and Adalat make the body prone to gum disease and cavities.

Smoking and fermented carbohydrate rich diets are also major causes of gum disease.

The fight between Good and Bad enzymes

As you must know the body has several forms of defense against harmful intruders that try to destroy the internal mechanism of the body. In this case the body produces good enzymes which fight the bacteria which are rapidly proliferating in the mouth.

However the toxins produced by the plaque bacteria and also the body’s natural enzymes are ultimately harmful to the teeth. The bone and tissue start to degrade by the action of these enzymes. The pockets start to deepen and ultimately the tooth becomes loose. You can now say that Periodontitis has fully set in.

Have a regular dental checkup on a regular basis to keep your teeth healthy!