There are two major gum diseases namely Gingivitis and Periodontitis. A person who is suffering from gingivitis has the following symptoms; bad breath, swollen gums, and or bleeding gums or bleeding after brushing. Gingivitis can be prevented through regular oral hygiene which includes but not limited to brushing the teeth every after meal and flossing. It is often treated by removing the plaque which causes the disease and the therapy’s goal is to lessen the spread of the bacteria and often requires a couple of visit with the dentist.
On the other hand, periodontitis is a set of inflammatory diseases which affects the tissues which surrounds the teeth. And if this is not treated soon, it can lead to a person’s loss of his or her teeth. This disease is caused by microorganisms that grows on the teeth’s surface and often have similar symptoms with gingivitis. Just like with gingivitis, periodontitis can be prevented by regular oral hygiene and daily flossing. Some means also involve using an antiseptic mouth-wash which should be Chlorhexidine gluconate-based in conjunction with careful oral hygiene.
It is important that a person should not take his or her oral health for granted. He or she should also maintain a healthy lifestyle in addition to just taking care of his oral hygiene.