New research warns that 10-15% of adults will develop periodontitis.
The research – published recently in the National Library of Medicine – highlights the dangers of ignoring the early signs of gum disease (gingivitis).
If left unchecked, gingivitis can worsen and develop into periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease which can attack bone as well as soft tissue.
Gum disease has far reaching consequences with well documented associations with more serious conditions such as cardiac and respiratory problems, diabetes, some cancers and osteoporosis – as well as dementia and premature birth.
A spokesperson for the oral health company that makes Eludril and Elgydium, said: ‘Gingivitis is serious enough but periodontitis is even more serious and can do lasting damage to the bones of the mouth as well as the gums.
‘And yet there is no need to suffer with a painful gum condition. Gingivitis and periodontitis are both avoidable. Gum disease is easy to identify and simple to treat if caught early.
‘Even if people miss the initial warning signs such as the gum swelling around the teeth, there are other indications which are hard to ignore.’
For decades, dentists and hygienists all over the world have recommended chlorhexidine (an important ingredient in both Elgydium and Eludril) as the gold standard treatment for gum disease.
For further details about treating periodontitis , visit http://www.gumproblems.co.uk/