Oral hygiene, in any home in Bath, is imperative to fight off diseases in the mouth that can lead to further complications throughout your whole body. What you should be aware of that it is essential to avoid the buildup of plaque in the mouth; good brushing and flossing regularly, and a visit to your dentist should get you round this threat. Plaque forms when bacteria are left to breed on the teeth. This quickly forms tartar around the base of the gums- something that can’t be removed by brushing. In turn, this forms acids on the enamel of the teeth causing tooth decay to set in and more dangerously, causes gum disease- a problem linked to organ failure throughout the body, especially heart disease. The first time you may become aware that you have a problem (because it is a painless process at first), is when your gums bleed after brushing, or swell, or that you have a bad taste in the mouth. Caught early, the problem is easily rectified by your dentist, but in an advanced stage, treatment can get very complex indeed, involving gum and bone grafting. Periontontitis can get out of hand very quickly, so you need to be aware of the signs and in close contact with your dentist if you have any fears.