Many people have a vague awareness that their teeth and dental health are important, but many have never stopped to consider why that is the case. Our teeth are very much needed in our daily lives. Aside from the obvious cosmetic need for social interactions that we are involved in, there are many other reasons why dental health is important to each of us.
One problem that arises from a condition that you may have heard referred to as gum disease or gingivitis, is that we can eventually lose our teeth from this disease process. Therefore, when considering our dental health, we must consider the teeth plus the tissue that holds them in place.
Lost teeth can lead to a reduction in the mass of our jaw bone. This leads to a sunken look and means that the entire structure of our face has been effected. Cosmetically, the progression to this point is bad enough.
Gum disease is something that effects up to 75% of people – that is what dental professionals will generally tell you. When you think about it, you may be startled. One way to look at this statistic is to imagine lining up nine of your friends plus yourself. Out of those 10 people, 7 or 8 of them are likely to have gum disease.
Regardless of where you stood in the line, the odds are higher that you have this problem than not.
That should be a little frightening.
Fear not, there is a book, written in layman’s terms that can both help you to understand this disease process and what you can do about it. The name of the book is: What You Should Know about Gum Disease.
Considering that so many people suffer from this problem, regardless of whether they know it or not, it makes sense that you should want a copy of this book. First, you will want to read it and then keep it handy on your shelf as a valuable resource for yourself as well as those you really care about.
Unfortunately, we can only see the dentist and hygienist a few times per year. Therefore, and virtually all dental professionals will agree, what you do at home is of the most vital importance to your ability to stave off or prevent gum disease as well as to keep your teeth for a lifetime! Let’s not mention how much you can potentially save on dental health bills.
An excellent resource is the Hydro Floss oral irrigator.
You can also pick up your free short guide on fighting gum disease at http://www.HowToStopGumDisease.com
If bad breath is an issue, consider getting the Bad Breath Bible