The body is a complex jigsaw of parts that feed of each other. Everything is connected but as long as everything is in working order and you look after each other, you will lead a healthy life. The problems come when one of these bits of the puzzle becomes diseased or infected and soon, the disease will be spread around the body through the bloodstream. As odd as it seems, gum disease is one of the worse methods of this happening. It starts quite calmly at first; plaque in the mouth will quickly harden into tartar around the bottom of the teeth and then clogs up the gums. These will soon become infected and aside from leading to other evils such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, it is the toxins from the infection that do the most damage, they will be passed around the body by your blood and deposit themselves in the body’s most vital organs and over time, will cause them to fail. The early signs of gum disease can be found if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. Your gums will later weep toxins and leave a bad taste in your mouth. This is the time to leap into action. First, tell your dentist so that between you, you can tackle the issue head on and avoid having tissue and bone grafts later on down the line. Your dentist will do all that is possible to deep scale and polish below the gum line, and disinfect your roots to remove any infection, but the rest is down to you; improve your diet, cut out your bad habits and improve your oral hygiene. In Swindon, you are served by the Clifton dental studio of Bristol, so you should call them for advice about issues relating to gum disease.