There are many reasons to maintain healthy gums in Swindon. Gum disease can cause many problems throughout the body as well as the mouth- gums can weep and bleed, causing bad breath, heart disease, oral cancer and tooth loss. The way of stopping problems arising in your gums starts with having a healthy diet, as this can affect the level of saliva in the mouth; good saliva levels breakdown the bacteria that leads to a build up of plaque and tartar and invariably gum disease. Of course, good oral hygiene helps to maintain healthy gums. Most dentists will advocate a daily program of brushing and flossing at least twice a day, with a correct toothbrush and toothpaste, backed up by mouthwashes. But also, any part of the body will respond to stimulation and it’s no different with gums, gentle massaging of the gums with herbal oils, exercising the teeth by chewing gum and flossing will activate the blood in the gums and keep them healthy. If you visit your dentists regularly, they will also be able to gauge the health of your mouth and rectify any problems that may have cropped up since your last appointment. Healthy gums rely on a choice of lifestyle. If you take things in moderation, such as smoking and drinking whilst keeping your body healthy, there’s no reason why your gums and teeth shouldn’t remain healthy too.