What is gum disease?
How do I prevent gum disease?
A good oral hygiene routine, including cleaning in between the teeth, and attending regular check-ups is vital in keeping gum disease at bay.
During your check-up, your dental team will ask questions about your lifestyle and assess the gums to determine your risk of gum disease. In the early stages, gum problems are reversible and can be treated by a dentist or dental hygienist.
Other factors which increase the risk of gum disease are:
Drinking high sugar / carbonated drinks
Undergoing cancer treatments
A weakened immune system
Medication side effects