We’d all like to see our days out in Weston-super-mare with our teeth in place, but one of the greatest threats posed to our teeth is gum disease. Many dentists can help this problem by doing what they know best and can help in aiding the threat. It’s important that the jaw bone that houses the teeth are kept free from infection otherwise the problem becomes incurable. Regular visits and deep cleaning around the gums can thwart gum disease, but seeing as the average person only visits the dentist twice a year, it’s pretty much down to all of us as individuals too look after ourselves with a high level of oral hygiene. The first signs of the problem are bleeding gums- an immediate consultation with the dentist should be sought to assess the depth of the problem- then its self preservation time. Regular cleaning and flossing can help to prevent the build up of bacteria in the mouth, mouthwashes and rinsing with warm salty water can also help, but its what you brush with and the products that you use that are important at this stage so you should ensure you get the right brush and paste for maximum effect. Smokers and diabetics are also at high risk, as are people with poor diets to the threat of gum disease. However, when your gums fist become infected, they need to be calmed before you start an intense cleaning program; herbal remedies are excellent for this and products such as aloe-vera and tea tree oil are excellent for giving back the gums some status quo.