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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
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  • 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. Despite regular cleaning; electric toothbrush, flossing, mouthwash and regular dental treatment, I continue to suffer from very bad bleeding gums and very bad breath. I have had this problem for 30…

A. The adult dental health survey of 1998 (the most recent) found that 8% of the population have severe gum problems that are very difficult to control. Assuming you are brushing your teeth everyday and flossing or using an interdental brush to ensure that no plaque is left behind, you may need specialist help from a periodontist (a dentist who specialises in gum conditions). Alternatively you could use a new generation of anti-inflammatory products containing hyaluranon, such as Gengigel that have been proven to reduce inflammation of gum tissue and prevent bleeding gums. Bleeding gums can sometimes be a sign of a medical condition such as diabetes and so it may be wise to visit your GP for a medical check up and blood test.

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