Source: Cosmetic Dentist Melbourne
Gum disease is caused by a layer of sticky bacteria, called plaque, which constantly accumulates on the teeth. The disease can affect one tooth or many and the first symptoms often go unnoticed. If not treated it can lead to bad breath, bleeding, pain and even tooth loss. The effect of harmful bacteria entering the blood stream can lead to heart abnormalities, stroke, respiratory disease, and in pregnant women underweight or premature babies, or even miscarriage.
We recommend seeing us regularly so that we can check for signs of gum disease, and advise you on how to avoid it or bring it under control. It is important to have regular hygiene appointments, where we remove plaque and advise you on how best to care for your teeth and gums. Of course, it is also important to follow our advice, brushing your teeth twice a day and cleaning between them and underneath the gum line.
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