Gum disease is a very common problem in many countries. However, in many cases, it can be avoided. Gum disease, if left untreated can cause permanent damage to many tissues of your mouth that keep your teeth in their place.
Professionals refer to gum disease as Periodontitis. This is a term that refers to a group of inflammatory conditions that affect the gum tissues, or periodontium. Therefore, it is important to take treatment of gum disease by starting proper dental care at a young age.
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How to Treat Your Gums
Gum disease treatment begins with a rigorous brushing and flossing routine. Brush your teeth at minimum three times a day, and preferably four. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes. Neglecting to brush properly can lead to gum problems and other dental problems. Next, floss all of your teeth including the areas below your gums. You should floss at least once a day, but it is better to floss twice if you can.
This treatment can reverse Gingivitis symptoms and prevent gum disease from ever happening. Unfortunately, many people have reached a point where the treatment alone is not enough to fix the problem.
What to do for more severe gum disease problems
Gingivitis may have advanced to Periodontitis. This is a more serious condition that should be addressed immediately to prevent damage to your teeth. After following the above-mentioned brushing and flossing routine, your first step is to see a dental professional.