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.
Learn more about gum problems
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?
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.
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.
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.