Gum disease is a major cause or tooth loss. The best way to avoid gum disease and tooth loss is to maintain healthy gums. That way the gum tissues keeping teeth in place stay strong.

 

To maintain healthy gums one should have a gum maintenance regime:

1. Regular brushing with a toothpaste designed to maintain both healthy gums and teeth

2. Regular cleaning by using dental floss between teeth and gum-line where plaque accumulates to keep these areas free from harmful bacteria that can damage gums.

3. Regularly using an antibacterial mouthwash to reduce plaque and help to prevent new plaque forming.

4. Regularly visiting dentist once or twice in a year for dental check ups.

DID U KNOW
* GUM DISEASE IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF TOOTH LOSS
* 79% OF OVER 35s SUFFER FROM GUM DISEASE
* ONLY 1 IN 3 PEOPLE WITH BLEEDING GUMS ARE CONCERNED BY IT