Why Keppel Advanced Dentistry say that preventing gum disease is crucial to health.
A common symptom of gum disease is inflamed gums. They look and feel red, sensitive and puffed up. This is a key contributor to tooth decay an jaw bone loss. Regular dental health checks as well as self checking are important to reduce the risk of gum disease.
Researchers at a University in Brazil have discovered that a hormone, Melanocortin agonism when present in a mouth, mice at this time, reduces the amount of bacteria that cause gum disease. Like any early research findings, its important to not reach instant conclusions however, a better understanding of how the bacteria associated with gum disease thrive or not is a step forward.
At Keppel Advanced Dentistry in Sutton, Surrey we encourage our patients to have regular dental health checks to keep their mouths healthy. Reducing the risk of your mouth having gum disease bacteria helps prevent the chances of tooth decay and jaw bone loss.