Your gums are like cushions for your teeth: they surround the teeth in the jaws and help to support them. Looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth. Red and swollen gums that bleed when you brush them could be a sign of gum disease, also known as gingivitis.
When gingivitis is left untreated, it can develop into a type of infection known as periodontitis. This affects the entire area surrounding the tooth. As a result of this, you could loosen the teeth and eventually lose them if untreated.
To keep your mouth in tip-top shape, we recommend you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups.