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Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease – What is it?

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums, it is something that everyone has experienced. Signs of inflammation include red, swollen and bleeding gums. Periodontitis on the other hand, can include the signs of gingivitis but the main difference is bone loss. Once bone is lost it can never grow back. Gingivitis can be the first sign of periodontal disease. Possible signs of Periodontal Disease Red, swollen, tender and painful or bleeding gums Gums that have shrunk from the teeth Persistent bad breathA bad taste in the mouth Abscess between teeth and gums Fit of denture has changed Loose teeth, drifting apart of teeth and gaps appearing between teeth Plaque, which is made up of...

What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process. Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. How Snacking Affects Your Dental Health For dental health, it’s recommended that people limit eating and drinking between meals. Of course, sometimes eating between meals must happen. Unfortunately, most people choose foods...