How to Fight Gum Disease in Sunbury

However hard we try to look after ourselves and our teeth in Sunbury, something invariably goes wrong at some point, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong in the mouth; one of the most destructive is gum disease. It doesn’t happen overnight, there are a lot of factors that cause the problem- normally it begins through bad oral hygiene, diet, and doing things to excess, like drinking and smoking. Strong medication can also contribute to the problem. If food is not removed from the mouth, bacteria will break out causing a build up of plaque and tartar; this in turn will cause acids to build up around the foot of the tooth, gum disease and invariably tooth decay, and then you’ll find yourself in the dentists chair having lengthy, and not too pleasant, treatments. Before gum disease can be treated, the dentist must first remove the plaque. Depending on how bad it is, it can involve anything from deep scaling to root planning, sometimes, surgery. In rare cases, gum disease can be reversed, but generally it can only be stopped in its tracks. Many products on the market today are designed to help in the fight against gum disease, but it also calls for a change of lifestyle if you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy and avoid more serious implications such as diabetes and heart disease that have links to gum disease.