Gingivitis sounds rather innocent on the surface. I can assure that it is far from that. You see, we are lulled into a state of complacency when we hear that this disease is fully reversible. That is true, but how do you know when you have slipped over the line between this and full blown gum disease?
Therein lies the difficulty. Another problem is that many people have this disease for a long period of time. We tend to hear about it from our dentist only when the problems have become noticeable. Some dentists do train their patients about periodontal disease. However, many do not or do not do much towards patient education.
This is understandable, dentists are very busy. The members of their staff that are qualified to teach you about this disease are also burdened by the hustle and bustle of the day.
To complicate matters many patients really do need repeated, in-depth exposure to really ‘get it’. How many people really believe they are in danger of losing their teeth and / or facing expensive and painful treatments to save their teeth or lost gum tissue? Most just can’t see that in their future.
However, the statistics are staggering. You must recognize, stop or prevent gingivitis from progressing into full blown gum disease. Your teeth as well as the amount of gum tissue you have hangs in the balance. Almost everyone would prefer to have a beautiful smile than not.
You can spend a lot of money and pain on extractions, implants or dentures that can really look good. But these are hardly as good as what mother nature provided you. Next: Follow the links below to learn what you can do to stop and prevent the progression of gingivitis and gum disease.
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David Snape is the author of the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease. ISBN: 978-0981485508 – Available online at most book retailer sites. It can also be ordered by most book stores.
Disclaimer: This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. It does not intend to render advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, visit your periodontist or physician for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements about products in this article.