In this video, Dr Helena Lee, Dental Specialist in Periodontics, shares the importance of having healthy gums as research has shown gum disease to be related to numerous medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and even stroke. For pregnant ladies with severe gum disease, there is higher chance of miscarriage or premature deliveries.
[Related: Check out our infographic on gum disease here. Do you know that 85% of adults have gum disease? Also, the most common reason for tooth loss is gum disease.]
Therefore, if you notice that your gums bleed when being touched/brushed, are swollen, bright red or painful, it is highly likely that you have gum disease.
Nonetheless, not all is lost – the early stages of gum disease can be reversed. Visit a Periodontist (gum specialist) to check on your gum health now.