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What is Gum Disease?
Although 3 out of 4 people over 35 have gum disease, most do not realize it because it often doesn't cause any noticeable symptoms in the mouth. Infection of the gums can go on for years without someone knowing it. The first detectable signs may be tenderness when brushing, some swelling, blood on the toothbrush, and redness of the gums instead of a healthy pink colour.
Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) is caused by plaque bacteria. If plaque is not removed, it grows and causes pockets between the teeth and gums. As the infection progresses the gums become more inflamed and bleed more. This is called periodontitis and can cause loss of teeth. The severity of periodontitis is measured by the depth of the pockets between the teeth and the gums.
Perigum: Proven Clinically Effective
A clinical study of PERI-GUM completed at a leading northeastern dental school research centre showed impressive results. According to the study:
* PERI-GUM was clinically tested in a four week pilot study at a major northeastern university and was found to be safe to oral tissues.
* Gum and oral health were significantly improved by the end of the study as evaluated by measuring the reduction of gingival health scores and reduction of plaque.
* The reduction in gingival health scores was 20% and the reduction in plaque scores was 16%.
PERI-GUM by Lesko Care has also been successfully evaluated by consumer groups, National Health and Wellness Club and the Diabetes Resource Center, Inc.