first fact

Gums form a seal around each tooth which provides a barrier against aggressive factors like bacteria. Gums are part of a delicate living organ, just like skin.

Healthy gums renew 10x faster than skin to continually help your mouth balance the effect of accumulated bacteria. They mobilise defence cells to protect teeth from 1000 types of bacteria present in the mouth.

second fact
three fact

If plaque bacteria is not removed by adequate daily brushing and flossing, it can accumulate and irritate gum tissue causing inflammation and gingivitis. One sign of this is bleeding gums.

Gingivitis is reversible but if left untreated it can advance to periodontitis, an irreversible condition that can lead to gum recession and eventually tooth loss.

four fact


Certain conditions and factors increase the risk of developing gum issues.
Know when to be on the lookout for them and be prepared!



    Hormonal fluctuations and pregnancy can cause an increased inflammatory response to bacterial plaque, causing your gums to bleed. During pregnancy, women are prone to "pregnancy gingivitis," which, if left untreated, could develop into periodontitis.

  • Smoking


    Smoking cigarettes can interfere with the sucessful treatment of periodontal disease.

  • Diabetes


    Diabetes can limit a person's ability to fight infetions such as gum disease because of more volatile blood sugar levels. Being able to control it is critical to oral health.

  • Dry Mouth

    dry mouth

    Certain medications can reduce saliva flow, causing dry mouth and keeping the bacteria on your gums and tongue from washing away.