Gum disease is very unforgiving and can wreak absolute havoc throughout your mouth and body. Everything you do to keep your teeth and gums clean is designed to stop this from breaking out. Oral hygiene will breakdown bacteria and prevent the growth of plaque. Plaque is dangerous and the root of all problems in your mouth; if it gets a foothold, it will harden into tartar and this will form around the base of your teeth and start to infect your gums. Now, you can buy certain electric toothbrushes that can breakdown tartar, but so long as you keep up regular dental visits, dentists will be able to remove this in a flash- they can also advise you on how you can prevent this happening again. Another preventative way of stopping the outbreak of gum disease is to have your teeth deep cleaned from time to time. This involves scaling and polishing below the gum line to remove anything that may promote gum disease. It is a complex disease to fight, but if you work hard, you and your dentist can stop it from happening. For more information on preventing gum disease, you should contact the Clifton dental studio as they serve the Swindon area.