Gum health promotes your overall health

Your gums are a natural barrier protection against harmful bacteria. When the gums become red and inflamed, the immune system steps in to attack the bacteria causing the inflammation.  As the immune system focuses its attention on your mouth, it must ignore other parts of the body where infections or inflammation occur.
In the sections below, you can learn how to take care of your gums and avoid gum problems in the future.

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Gum Bleeding

Do your gums bleed when you brush and floss? Did you know that bleeding gums may be a sign of the first stage of gum disease?  

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Gum Sensitivity

If you have sensitive gums, you might notice soreness, swelling, redness & somethimes a feeling of pain when eating or drinking  - this may be early stage of gum disease.

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Gum recession

It happens when the gumline slowly diminishing from your teeth, making them appear longer and thus, exposing your roots — this is a significant sign of gum disease.

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Bad Breath

Persistent bad breath in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum  disease - gum disease is caused by plaque bacteria that are also cause of bad breath.

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Gum health and overall health

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Gum health & immune system

How good gum care may help you keep your immune system strong.



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Gum health and cardio

Healty gums may be particularly important if you have cardio problems.



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Gum health influences diabetes and osteoporosis

Diabetes and osteoporosis can change a lot - including the gums.



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Gum health and liefestyle

Your life style can influence positively and negatively the health of your gums.



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