If the teeth are not properly looked after and cleaned, plaque, a sticky deposit, can build up on the teeth and along the gum line. If unremoved, this build-up of bacteria and food debris can potentially result in gum disease. Gum disease is a condition where the gums can become infected, swollen, and sore, also often bleeding. In its earlier stages, the gums may experience discomfort and bleeding while brushing and you may also have bad breath. This stage is usually referred to as Gingivitis, an inflammatory process confined to the soft gum tissue. Fortunately, this process can be reversed through an efficient oral health routine. However, if untreated, the gingival infection may lead to degeneration of the periodontal tissue, the tissue supporting the tooth and underlying bone. This is referred to as Periodontitis and can cause damage which is irreversible. In order to prevent this and to look after our delicate gums, it is vital that we treat any potential early signs of gum disease before it has the chance to develop into something more serious. In this category, you will find a selection of products specifically chosen to promote healthy and clean gums.