Gum disease

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Gum disease can start when you are a child, however chronic periodontitis is normally only a problem for adults.

You might be worried about bad breath or your teeth looking longer as the gum covers less of them.

Who can suffer from gum disease?

Some people are more likely to have periodontal disease than others:

  • Crooked teeth are more difficult to keep clean so you might have gum disease in just one part of your mouth
  • People have different bacteria in their mouths. This may explain why gum disease can get worse very quickly for some people but not for others
  • Smoking and drinking a lot of alcohol can make gum disease worse. Both are also linked with mouth cancer
  • Drugs and medicines can affect your gums so your dentist will ask you about your general health
  • Diabetes and some other diseases can reduce how resistant gums and bones are to damage
  • Hormonal changes can also affect gum health. It could make a difference if you are pregnant or using an oral contraceptive

Why should I try to avoid periodontal problems?

However healthy and strong your teeth are, they need to be supported by healthy gums and bone. Periodontal disease can lead to you losing teeth and all the difficulties that this can cause for eating and speaking.

Scientists are now discovering that periodontal disease is linked to coronary heart disease and stroke, especially for people who are already at risk in other ways (through poor diet, smoking or high blood pressure).

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