Gum Disease And Bad Breath

Gum disease can be caused by many factors. Gum disease can be a genetic disorder, or it can be passed down through several generations. The most common type of gum disease occurs in adults, although it can occur at any age. In this article, we will learn about the causes of gum disease, and what you can do to prevent it from progressing.Feel free to find more information at Unionville gum disease.

Gum disease has a lot to do with poor oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene is known as “dental neglect”. People who practice poor oral hygiene are more likely to have gum disease than people who take care of their teeth. Gum disease can also be caused by gum tissue becoming irritated and inflamed by bacteria. Also, cavities and abscesses can weaken the gum line and allow bacteria to infect the gum tissue.

Another major cause of gum disease is tooth loss. A person who loses a tooth, or a large portion of their tooth, can experience periodontitis. This will lead to a build up of bacteria and can result in bad breath. If tooth loss is the cause of bad breath, the person may need to have a root canal procedure. Having a root canal procedure could prevent the spread of periodontitis and gum disease to other parts of the mouth.

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