It is widely known that it is important to take care of your body. It is instilled in us from a young age that we should eat healthy, exercise, and drink plenty of water. Our oral health is no different. After all, if you let your oral health slip, you never know how long it may take until you can put it back together.
Oral health is very a very important part of our overall health. Gum diseases and tooth loss, as bad as they are on their own, can cause other issues for your health.
If you have gum disease and do not take care of it, you are leading yourself down a rabbit hole of destroying your oral health. Gum disease causes an influx of bacteria, and when left, the bacteria flourishes. When the bacteria populate is when you start having decaying teeth and cavities. First, gum disease would cause your gums to bleed when you brush your teeth. And from there, it won’t be long before it begins changing the color of your gums to a bruised purple or stark red tone. If you wash your hands and touch your gums, you would realize how tender they have gotten by this time. All this is what Gingivitis commonly does.
Then, if left unchecked, there is a good chance It will develop into periodontitis, which is the next stage of gum disease. This will cause your gums to recede, causing more of your teeth to show, and less stability for them. By this time your breath would start to have an unpleasant odor and an equally bad sense of taste might begin to linger in your mouth.
Preventing these diseases are possible. They are quite simple to take care of and you can do it on your own. Fluoride is known to be extremely helpful at generally keeping your oral health in check. Also, using specific toothpastes that declare fluoride is an active ingredient would be a smart choice to make. On top of this all, brushing and flossing daily prevent plaque buildup and will create a great foundation for positive oral health.
If you think you may be showing signs of any stage of gum disease, consult with your dentist to ensure you rectify the problem before it gets too late.