Gingivitis is a mild inflammation of the gum margins
, which is very common and occurs in about nine out of 10 people.
It is also able to reach biofilm in gum margins
and between teeth.
Plaque also becomes mineralised to form tartar, which pushes back the gum margins
that are essential for protection of the tooth roots.
The first warning signs to look out for are: #reddish-blue patches at the gum margins
#red, swollen gums #bleeding gums#unpleasant tastes and odours in the mouth #sensitivity of some of the teeth to cold and hot Prevention is better than cure #Smoking causes 50 per cent of all cases of gum disease in the UK - another reason to give up #Thorough daily cleaning and brushing in between teeth in addition to your normal brushing #Removal of plaque and dental calculus by your dentist or hygienist, at regular intervals #regular application of mouth rinses or gels containing hyaluranon such as Gengigel to the irritated gums that are susceptible to injury and inflammation #visit www.
use ay, "Mints can cause extensive decay, usually around the gum margins
where it is difficult to fix," warns leading cosmetic dentist Dr Teresa Day, of Appledore Dental Clinic.