It is a known phenomenon that the habit of smoking has its adverse effects on human health. Most of you relate to lung and respiratory problems being associated with smoking. Have you ever thought how much damage you are doing to your teeth and mouth? Your mouth is the first point of contact with the cigarette that you smoke and as a result is subjected to a lot of potential damage that can lead to fatal dental complications. Here is what can happen.
#1 : What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is a very common condition where the gums become swollen, sore or infected. It is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. Periodontal diseases include gingivitis and periodontitis.
Hello again. In this posting, I shall be discussing the way gum disease starts; and how it progresses. I shall also reveal how gum disease is preventable; just by following a good and systematic home care regime.
Before I go into the details; I would like to mention a few scientific facts about gum disease and its effects on your general health: Continue reading