It’s always been thought that gum disease in Swindon is not reversible and to a point, that’s true- there is no cure that will make your gums magically grow back. But it can be stopped dead in its tracks and new life injected into the gums that have been damaged. In its infancy, gum disease can be prevented by a good oral hygiene agenda and by having any plaque and tartar removed by your dentist through either having deep scaling or by having bacteria removed from within the roots; antibiotics can also check the progress of gum disease. However if the problem is more pronounced, root canals and crowns, surgery in the form of bone grafts or, in the case of tooth loss, dental implants can be used to keep the gums healthy. It’s been said over and over again that prevention is better than cure. As well as attentive oral hygiene and getting in-deep and personal with your gums by using balms and herbal remedies, diet plays an important part in ‘reversing’ gum disease. Acidic foods and sugars are a bacteria’s best friend so being wary of what you eat and being sure to remove it afterwards, should suffice. But a good diet will also help build up your immune system and help naturally in the fight against gum disease. If you’ve got it, it may require a lifestyle change and you being more attentive towards your mouth, but boy, it’s worth it in the end…that’s if you care for your teeth and body.