"Gingivitis is a funny topic". That is what my friend at work told me when I mentioned my Gingivitis Killer website. "I don't think so", I thought. Gingivitis and gum disease are serious. They can cause a person to lose his teeth. Many, many people have gingivitis and/or gum disease. A lot of those people don't even know it.

A person often finds out he has gum disease after a lot of gum tissue has receded and has been lost. Unfortunately, it is expensive and difficult to restore the gum tissue when it gets to that point. But why let things get that bad in the first place? It is not difficult to defeat gingivitis. It is even easier to prevent it.

Actually, for most people, it is so easy that it is borderline ridiculous. So why haven't you heard how to do it then? That it is a difficult question to answer. On the one hand, people usually don't even recognize that they have gingivitis in the first place. On the other hand, many dental professionals fear that their patients won't comply with what it takes to prevent or eliminate gingivitis, so they don't always tell their patients. Unfortunately, if you wait until the damage is severe, it may be costly and inconvenient to fix.

Why not spend a little time each day stopping this awful disease from growing and causing further damage? It just plain makes sense to do so. Or, if you haven't developed that severe of a condition yet, why not just work on preventing it now.

There are a lot of misconceptions about gingivitis. I heard one older gentleman remark, "I'm getting old, so of course my gums are going to recede." I say that is not necessarily the case. If this gentleman did the same basic work that a person of any other age can do, he should expect similar results.

If your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, there is a very good chance that you have gum disease or the beginnings of it. It is really not normal for healthy gum tissue to bleed. The gum tissue, when healthy, is fairly resilient.

The major problem with gum disease is that it can cause you to lose your teeth. In fact, it is the number one cause of tooth loss. Many people might think that cavities would be the number one cause, but that is not the case. Gum disease is.

The same older gentleman that I just mentioned also said there is no substitute for having your own, real teeth. And he is right. Nature knows best what works for us and no artificial substitute is going to be completely up to par. Follow the links below to learn what you can do to stop this disease and prevent it from coming back again.

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Disclaimer: This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. It does not intend to render advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, visit your periodontist or physician for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements about products in this article.

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David Snape is the author of the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease. ISBN: 978-0981485508 available at online bookstores.