Red, swollen, and bleeding gums point to health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Healthy gums are a barrier that stops bacteria entering the body.
Rubbing the front of your teeth with toothpaste can be an easy way of giving your teeth a third “shot” of fluoride during the day.
Female hormones fluctuate can change conditions in the mouth that allow bacteria to grow, enter the blood, and exacerbate certain health issues like bone loss, fetal death and pre-term births.
The most common cause of gingivitis is the accumulation of bacterial plaque between and around the teeth, which triggers an immune response that lead to the destruction of gingival tissue and further complications like tooth loss.