As much as we try to get to grips with looking after ourselves each day, things will often go wrong, which is why we have doctors and dentists to patch us up again in Swindon. However, there is no room for complacency just because we have someone to go running to. Your mouth is just as complex as the body and it is constantly under threat from plaque and bacteria, which normally can be checked by a good oral hygiene regime and the dentist, but if your start to skip on these basics, then you will be leaving open to even worse scenarios such as tooth decay and a killer- gum disease. The first signs of gum disease are bleeding and weeping gums and at this stage the problem is manageable by you and your dentist, but if it is left to fester, it will lead to the gums receding, the teeth to become loose and bone loss in the jaw. But whilst all this is going on, the disease is constantly poisoning the blood that flows through the body and into your most vital organs and in time, it will cause them to fail. Depending on the stage that the disease is at depends on the action required to cure you of it, but the longer it goes on, the more intense and shocking the treatment becomes. Clifton Dental of Bristol, who serves this area, can supply you with any details relating to gum disease.