Gum Disease and Periodontitis
Red, swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss may be an indicator of gum disease, the most common cause of tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Fortunately, an effective oral hygiene routine can help prevent the progression of gum disease, as well as improving your overall oral health.
The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, although smoking, stress, and diet, among other factors, will also affect the health of your gums. Speak to St George Dental for the best advice on a treatment plan for gum disease.