How much do you know about gum health? When we think about a healthy smile, many of us will automatically focus on the teeth, as opposed to our whole mouth, including the gums, of course.
Gums play an important role in your mouth, healthy gums fit tightly around your teeth, and help to keep them in place and strong. They also cover and protect bone and root fibres underneath creating a barrier from harmful and plaque and bacteria.
Despite the significance of healthy gums, research does suggest that the majority of UK adults either show signs of gum disease, or will experience it at least once in their lifetime.
So why is there a distinct sign of apathy when it comes to maintaining our gums? Could it be that people don’t actually realise what a large part healthy gums play in oral health? Did you know that one of the worst side effects of poor gum health is your teeth falling out?
Find out all you need to know about gum help with the help of Harley Street dentist Anthony Zybutz who answers some of the most common gum health queries, as well as giving his expert advice on the underlying causes of gum disease, and what the warning signs are to look out for.