Welcome to Gum Disease

It is believed that most people will have at least one case of mild gum disease in their lifetime. Further, it's estimated that 50 to 90 per cent of the adult population has some degree of gum disease. It can cause swollen gums, ulcers and bleeding when brushing. For something that can be prevented with due care, it is shocking that so many people are unaware of the dangers of this condition, with evidence to suggest gum disease can be linked to blood clotting, heart disease and strokes.

This website seeks to provide useful information to help the reader learn more about gum disease, looking at some of the causes, symptoms and what can be done to treat the problem. The aim is to put you in the know so you can prevent gum disease in the first place.

It goes without saying that oral hygiene is a serious matter and we should all do our best to take care of our teeth and gums, through regular dental check-ups, as well as regularly brushing and flossing. Of course, we would like to make clear that this website is not a substitute for getting first-hand advice from your dental surgery. So, be sure to keep up the visits and if you experience the symptoms of gum disease seek immediate advice from your dentist.

Meanwhile, we hope you find our website helpful and informal. There are a range of informative articles concerning the subject of gum disease. Have a look for yourselves - and remember, take care of your oral hygiene!

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