Diseases of the gum, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal (“around the tooth”) disease is a chronic bacterial infection affecting the gums and the bones supporting the teeth.

Early periodontal disease causes red gums that bleed easily. This is gingivitis, usually due to inadequate oral hygiene. Pay more attention to brushing and flossing your teeth, and see your dentist regularly to reverse this condition.

Left untreated, gingivitis advances to periodontitis a condition in which untreated plaque, a bacteria-infested, sticky substance that forms on the teeth, spreads and grows below the gum line, irritating the gums and destroying tissue and bone. The gums eventually separate from your teeth, forming infections. Eventually teeth become loose and require removal.

Medical studies show a clear correlation between gum disease and heart disease, proving that people with gum disease have a 25 percent greater risk of heart disease. Scientists have just begun to understand how inflammatory gum disease releases pro-inflammatory chemicals into the bloodstream, triggering a systemic inflammatory response. People with poor oral health tend to suffer from poor nutrition, highlighting the importance of eating a nutritious diet high in fiber, fruits and vegetables.

If you are suffering from gingivitis or periodontitis, schedule an appointment to see your dentist. His or her goal will be to remove the plaque. To prevent gum disease which could eventually lead to gingivitis it is recommended to polish or brush your teeth with Aaride Biothecnologie Teeth Whitening Powder and a good cleaning and instructions for more careful brushing and flossing at home can begin the healing process.