Gum disease, which is also called gingivitis in its milder form, has been called a silent epidemic. The reason why is that you can use your teeth as a result of having gum disease.
But how much do you really know about this disease? Can it be stopped or prevented? I believe the answer is yes in many cases, but not all.
The sad part about gum disease is that you must know that you have it before you can do anything about reversing it. Unfortunately, many people simply do not know that they have this problem until the damage becomes really obvious. Only then do they become aware.
One of the more obvious symptoms of gum disease is the appearance of blood when you brush your teeth of floss them. Indeed, there are those who do not mind or care that they have this problem. In reality though, I think they will care if they develop loose teeth or one or more falls out. Being stuck with dentures or implants isn’t normally a choice that a person would willingly make over having healthy teeth and gums.
When talking to a dental student, I was surprised to hear that there are actually people that come into the clinic requesting to have all of their teeth pulled. The people that make this inquiry have a false notion that having their teeth taken out will mean that they don’t have to work on their oral health any longer.
Unfortunately, having healthy teeth removed, doesn’t solve anything and even creates more problems. Gum tissue around implants needs to be cared for and obviously dentures have special care requirements as well. You can lose bone mass from your jaw as well. It is really far more beneficial to keep one’s own teeth – as many as possible – for your whole life.
There is a rare two percent of the population that is virtually immune to gum disease. If true, that would mean that the other 98% of us are prone. Official quotes say that something like 75% of people over the age of 35 have gingivitis or gum disease. My guess is that the number may be higher.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to reverse gum disease or prevent it in the first place?
Let me tell you my story. One day, seemingly out of the blue my hygienist wanted me to sign a paper that stated that it was not the dental office’s fault if I lost my teeth. I was a little shocked. But the truth is, this situation didn’t develop overnight. Just like I mentioned before, it took years for gum disease to progress to that point.
I didn’t know that a little occasional bleeding while brushing or flossing was not normal. In fact, many people think that way. The truth is that it is not considered normal for your gums to bleed while brushing or flossing.
I did some investigation on my own. I found some tools and techniques that allowed me to stop the progression of gum disease and prevent it from returning. When I went back to visit my hygienist and dentist, they were visibly impressed, perhaps even a little shocked by my results.
Later, when I came in for another routine exam and cleaning, the hygienist actually told me that my gum tissue did not bleed when she probed it. Prior to then it had. This was a nice indication that what I was doing had worked.
What I discovered during my research is something that everyone should know about. That is why I created the GingivitisKiller.com website.
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At the bottom of this article you will see links to a free report on how to stop gum disease as well as a link to further information about my book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease. ISBN: 978-0981485508
Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have something as serious as gum disease, visit your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Stop gum disease and keep your teeth for the long haul.
Get more information through David Snape’s free report on reversing gum disease David is the author of a book on fighting gingivitis entitled : What You Should Know about Gum Disease. ISBN: 978-0981485508