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Your mouth is the doorway to your body...
  • Your mouth is the
    doorway to your body
  • Keep it clean
    Keep it healthy!
  • Oral Hygiene
    Work Out
Keep it clean and healthy!
  • Your mouth is the
    doorway to your body
  • Keep it clean
    Keep it healthy!
  • Oral Hygiene
    Work Out
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Gum Disease Information Bureau

If that’s the case then we’re here to help you by providing useful gum disease information and practical advice. Our resident expert also supplies gum disease information and you can ask him your own questions.

You may even be surprised at some of the facts about gum disease. For example did you know….?

  • Gum disease is extremely common and affects 3 out of every 4 adults over the age of 35 in the UK.
  • The main symptoms of gum disease are sore, bleeding gums during tooth brushing.
  • Gum disease, not tooth decay, is the biggest cause of tooth loss.
  • Only 60% of women in the UK aged 45 can claim to have all their own teeth.
  • Gum disease isn’t just something that happens later in life, more than half of teenagers have some form of gum disease.
  • Smoking causes 50% of all cases of gum disease in the UK.

Gum Disease in the News

Two Grapefruit a Day to Beat Gum Disease
Eating grapefruit could help gum disease, say researchers. Having just two grapefruit a day pushed vitamin c levels in the body and stops bleeding gums. The antioxidant effect of vitamin C appears…
Date: May 28th 2010 (Read more)

From the Makers of You Are What You Eat
Celador Productions are producing an ambitious new show which aims to reverse the damage that living an unhealthy lifestyle has done to the body - inside and out., especially their gums. We need participants (aged 30's…
Date: May 28th 2010 (Read more)

National Pregnancy Week - 5th – 11th September
Bleeding Gums in Pregnancy… More Normal Than You Think Pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time in your life, a period when your body experiences many physiological changes - some which are…
Date: May 28th 2010 (Read more)

Expert Advice

Q. Receding Gums, Gum Line Lately, I’ve been looking at my gums and it looks like there is less gum covering my teeth than there should be. They are pink and healthy, and…

A. Just because your gums do not bleed, it may not mean that they are healthy. One of the problems with periodontal diseases is that often people have gums that look superficially healthy, but plaque bacteria have gotten in underneath the teeth and are eroding them away from under the foundations. The best thing that you can do is to ask your dentist to check that you don’t have any pockets of infection under your gums and to advise you if you need any treatment. If you don’t need any treatment you can treat your receding gums with one of the new types of gels and mouthwashes containing hyaluronan. If you are not happy with his examination or recommendations, ask him to refer you to a periodontist who is a dentist that specialises in fixing gum problems.

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