tis tis (jin-ji-VY-tis) is an early stage disease. The bacteria in plaque make ms red, tender and swollen. Your gums so bleed at this stage. If left untreated, s can lead to more advanced stages of ease. good news is, gum disease at this stage y reversible. If it is caught early enough is gingivitis), you may simply need a onal cleaning and to keep up with daily : brushing and cleaning between your our dental team can also give you advice oving your daily oral hygiene. Red, puffy, swollen gums are a sign of gingivitis. However, you may have gingivitis and not have any signs at all. Image © Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. ntitis vitis is not treated, it can turn into ntitis (perry-oh-don-TIE-tis). As plaque ar build up where your teeth and gums e gum tissues and bone around your teeth break down. Periodontitis is usually not but it can lead to bone loss and, in more ases, teeth that may need to be removed. Effects of gum disease Using tobacco raises your risk of gum disease Using tobacco products of any kind, like cigarettes, dip, chew and hookah can increase your risk of gum disease. The disease can also get worse the longer you use tobacco. The connection between your mouth and body Diseases that lower your body’s ability to fight infections may raise your risk of gum disease. And, sometimes having gum disease is shown to raise the severity of chronic disease. While it may not be clear whether one drives the other, some of the chronic diseases that commonly occur at the same time as disease are: rheumatoid arthritis diabetes some forms of heart disease high blood pressure osteoporosis stroke Make sure to tell your dentist about any chronic diseases or changes in your overall health. Many of the medications used to treat other diseases can affect your mouth by causing dry mouth. These include medications used to treat blood pressure, allergies and pain. Dry mouth can make it difficult for your saliva to help keep your mouth clean, increasing the risk of oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease. For this reason, make sure your dentist is aware of all the medications you are taking. Healthy gums and bone hold teeth firmly in place. Periodontitis happens over time, as plaque builds up along the gum line. Your body responds to the toxins that the bacteria produce, which may result in the breakdown of the gum tissues and bone around your teeth. Gums Ligament Bone Preventing gum disease In general, it costs much less to keep your teeth and gums healthy than to treat a problem once it happens. These healthy habits can help: Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time using a fluoride toothpaste Clean between your teeth every day using a between-the-teeth cleaner like dental floss, floss holders, water flossers, special picks or narrow brushes that reach between teeth Use a germ-fighting mouthrinse or other products if your dentist or hygienist recommends them Eat a healthy diet and limit snacking on sugary or sticky foods between meals Visit your dentist regularly and keep him or her informed about your overall health You may notice one or some of these warning signs, or you may not have any signs of gum disease at all. This is why it’s important to see your dentist regularly treatment of gum disease is most successful when it’s caught early. Warning signs of gum disease increasing spaces between your teeth feeling that your teeth are loose ums that bleed when ou brush or floss ums that are red, wollen, puffy or nder gums that no longer tightly hug your teeth bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth that doesn’t go away a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite a change in the way your partial dentures fit Image ©Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Talk to Your Dentist about Snoring This award-winning brochure addresses the connection between snoring and sleep-related breathing disorders like sleep apnea. Explains common signs, symptoms and causes Points out that while most people with sleep apnea also snore, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea Reviews ways to treat snoring and sleep apnea and highlights the important role you play as part of the treatment plan W168 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! 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