The reason why it is so difficult to prevent gum disease and gingivitis is that the mouth is a very unique area in our bodies. There are these structures that poke out of our gum tissue called teeth. In a sense, this can be viewed as a wound that never completely heals.
The presence of the teeth leads to a frustrating problem. There are folds of tissue that connect to the teeth. This is your gum tissue. There is no way around. That bond between the teeth and the gums is not perfect. This allows for the existence of a ‘pocket’ between your gums and teeth.
When ‘bad’ bacteria proliferates in those pockets they secrete toxins and those toxins are harmful to the gum tissue. This causes the body to respond with inflammation, just like it would with any other wound. If the bacteria is not kept in check, the gums start to recede from the destruction they have experienced.
Ironically, this destruction leads to even bigger pockets than before which allows for greater quantities of bacteria to proliferate. You see, losing a little bit of gum tissue increases the surface area that can be attacked by gum disease. What a problem! It sounds like something that isn’t so easy to defeat, doesn’t it?
It would be great if there was an instruction manual that helped us to understand this disease better. In light of all that you just read, assuming you agree. Do you think that regular brushing and flossing are really enough to prevent gum disease? Next: Follow the links below to learn what you can do to stop gum disease and keep it from coming back again.
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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.