There is one thing you really need to know about fighting gum disease: One size does not fit all. The human body is unique to each person. As you may know, in medicine, there is never a single treatment that works 100% of the time. People are different and different treatments or different combinations of treatment work for different people.

Some things that are helpful are oral irrigation, essential oils, herbal remedies, brushing gently (not hard) and using dental tape over regular dental floss. Unfortunately, the myth exists that mere brushing and flossing will prevent gum disease. That may be true in a few cases for some very unique individuals, but it is not true for the majority.

Most people, according to statistics, either have now, or will have some form of this disease in their lifetime. To be proactive or to defeat an existing case of gum disease requires more than a basic understanding. It is crucial to learn what you can about this disease because so many people contract it and it can, in the worst case scenarios, cause your teeth to fall out.

You do not want this to happen to you. You also do not want to get to the point where your options become limited. That is when you have lost so much gum tissue and your teeth are so loose that only surgery may help. Then too, you may find the results limited.

The goal is to keep your natural teeth and avoid implants and dentures. When you go down the path of dentures or implants, you could lose bone mass in your jaw as well. Be aware of these things. Few dentists have time to educate their patients properly. Next: Follow the links below to learn what you can do to defeat gum 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.

Author's Bio: 

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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.