Because the primary cause of gum disease is plaque, any type of gum disease treatment requires good daily care at home. Waterpik® oral health care products are clinically proven to reduce gingivitis, remove plaque, and improve gum health to help prevent and treat gum disease.
You may have gum disease if you are experiencing:
Bleeding or receding gums
Inflammation around your teeth
Persistent bad breath
The severity of gum disease ranges from a mild type known as gingivitis to the more serious type called periodontitis. The most severe cases of gum disease can result in tissue damage, bone loss, and even tooth loss.
Treatment of gum disease depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the disease, the quality of your oral health care, and risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, and pregnancy.
If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontitis, the more severe form of periodontal disease, you’re among the nearly half of all Americans over age 30 who live with this chronic condition. But don’t let the fact that it’s common lull you into complacency.
What is a pocket in your gums? Much like the pockets sewn into your pants or jacket, a gum pocket is a deep space that collects things between your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, instead of spare change, gum pockets carry food particles, bacteria, plaque, and even infections