There are mainly two types of gum diseases:
When the gum line around your teeth pull back showing a larger portion of the tooth, then you know you have gum disease. In time, if not treated, you will loose all your teeth and possibly develop other more severe illnesses.
What are the causes ?
The exact same bacteria that will cause cavities. It is mainly the lack of flossing habits that will provoke the disease and bleeding.
When a person does not floss, food particles will settle around the teeth giving bacteria a great food source for them to feed and thrive. When feeding these bacteria release a waste compound that will stick to the surface of your teeth.
This waste compound, aside from being very acidic, provides a great shelter for the bacteria inside which they develop. When it accumulates, the waste compound hardens forming plaque and creating shelter for the bacteria from oxygen rich saliva and conventional oral hygiene. This gives bacteria the ability to reproduce to greater numbers in turn releasing even more acidic wastes.
It’s the acidic wastes that will start eating at the tooth surface and gum line causing cavities and prelude to periodontitis. If you don’t take action, the acidic wastes will eat at your teeth and gums until you loose all your teeth completely.
You should be aware that an unhealthy mouth will contain a couple BILLIONS of bacteria per square centimeter! If you multiply the acidic wastes of some ten’s of billions of bacteria present on the surface of your teeth and inside your gum line pockets, you can understand why the acids become strong enough to start eating away at your teeth and gum tissue. If left untreated, they will eventually reach the bone structure that hold your teeth in place and start eating at that as well!
How does it cause bad breath?
When the bacterial wastes eat at your gum line, it provokes constant bleeding as it eats away on organic tissue and causing infections. Blood released in your mouth is then ingested by anaerobic bacteria who will in turn release a volatile sulfur compound called Methyl Mercaptan. When exhaled this gaseous waste smells of feces. That is why when treating chronic bad breath, gum bleeding is UNACCEPTABLE!!
All forms of this disease are not to be taken lightly. Aside from eating at you gums, teeth, and even bone structure in your mouth, if left completely untreated, it can lead to more devastating illnesses.
Potentially deadly bacteria!
Imagine for a moment these vast numbers of bacteria releasing acids and toxins powerful enough to dissolve teeth and bone structure!
But this time, they are doing it inside your blood streams... At this point, bad breath becomes the least of your problems!
Once they dig far enough inside the gum line, these bacteria have been shown to have the ability to penetrate the tiny blood vessels present in your gums.
Once inside them, they travel through blood streams to other parts of the body causing deadly illnesses and conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, respiratory diseases, and even diabetes!
Symptoms of Gum Disease
- Chronic bad breath - Inflammation of the gum line - Receding gums or gums pulling away from teeth - Loose teeth - Puss between teeth
Treating Gum Disease
Treating receding gums is of the outmost importance when trying to achieve total control of your chronic bad breath condition. Reversing the disease is possible if caught during the early stages. There are no instant solutions for it, you simply need to floss at least once a day.
For a more radical solution, get yourself an
These devices are extremely efficient and have the ability of reversing gum disease in a matter of days. The oral irrigator is the best self treatment for gum disease.
There are also specific
that are available in the market today designed to kill the responsible bacteria. They're a natural remedy and also have halitosis fighting properties.
For cases that are past the early stages, you absolutely need to visit your dentist ASAP! Your dentist will be able to diagnose the severity of your condition and provide you with adequate treatments.
Please understand that there are no possible cures for bad breath if you have this condition.