Gum diseaseSymptoms

Healthy gums should be pink, firm and keep your teeth securely in place. Your gums should not bleed when you touch or brush them.

overview

Gum disease is where your gums are red and swollen.

causes

Gum disease is caused by a build-up of a sticky substance called plaque on your teeth. This can happen if you do not brush your teeth regularly.

treatments_overview

Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly can help gum disease. A dental hygienist may need to thoroughly clean your teeth.

symptoms

Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, swollen gums and bad breath.

Page last reviewed: 19/02/2019
Next review due: 19/02/2022