Gum diseases are becoming more and more frequent and it is estimated that 80% of adult people suffer from some sort of gum disease. These diseases are very unpleasant.
What causes gum diseases?
The main cause of gum diseases is the accumulation of dental plaque that are full of bacteria. They appear because of bad oral hygiene. The oral cavity is home to many microorganisms which we take in while eating. If for any reason plaque is stockpiled, gums may react with an inflammation.
What can influence gum diseases?
Next to dental plaque accumulation, gum diseases can be caused or worsened by other diseases, smoking, some medicine, stress, diets, hormone changes (pregnancy, puberty, menopause) . Causes can mechanical in nature such as teeth grinding.