About 80 percent of adults currently have some form of periodontal disease. It ranges from simple gum inflammation, called gingivitis, to serious disease that results in damage to the bone. In gingivitis, the gums become red and swollen. They can bleed easily. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, where the gums pull away from the teeth and form pockets that become infected. If periodontitis is not treated, the bones, gums and connective tissue that support the teeth will become severely damaged.
Tips on keeping your mouth and teeth healthy:
– Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste
– Floss your teeth every day
– Limit sugary snacks
– Do not smoke
– See your dentist regularly
– Get enough calcium, vitamins and supplements
Several natural products have favorable effects on the supporting structure of the teeth (gums and bones).