Any form of disease is something you need to avoid at the best of times, but especially in your mouth because not only can it destroy you teeth and gums, it can spread throughout you body as well. In the mouth, the catalysts of all problems are plaque and tartar. One will attack the surfaces of your teeth whilst the other will strangle the gums and then infect them- then you are into tooth decay and gum disease and it’s not a nice place to be either. With your teeth, you may solve the problem with a filling or root canal treatment if it is bad, but with gum disease, it is going to take a monumental effort from you and your dentist to overcome. You need to re-address the way you go about your oral hygiene, your diet, your philosophy on life and your personal habits, and again, this will involve your dentist. It isn’t all doom and gloom and you can overcome these issues if you put in the effort. For facts about the problems tooth and gum disease can cause, then get in touch with someone who knows, the Clifton dental studio in Bristol, as they serve dentists in Swindon.