There are some conditions in the mouth that make an immediate threat, yet, by working with your dentist, can be overcome quickly. One condition however operates more sinister than these easily remedied conditions and only comes to light when it has started to already do damage to not only your teeth and gums, but to all of the most vital organs in your body: this is the evil of gum disease. Like anything, it starts with plaque and tartar and soon starts to affect your gums. The first signs may be when your gums ‘weep’ or bleed after brushing, but if you ignore these early warnings, your gums will start to recede and in the end, you’ll lose your teeth. More dangerous though is the fact that the disease will be poisoning your bloodstream and over time can cause your heart, liver and kidneys to fail. Beating and stopping it will take a massive amount of work from you, your dentist and hygienist. You must change your lifestyle and improve your diet; cut down on the fags and booze and up the levels of your oral hygiene. Using herbal products will greatly help with the health of your gums and stop the disease from getting worse, because if it does it will be harder and more expensive to thwart. Clifton Dental of Bristol serves Weston-super-Mare and they are the people to call for advice if you are suffering from any level of gum disease.