If you like a good horror story in the city of Leeds, the you should take a look at how much damage gum disease can do to your mouth and body because it truly is horrible. This disease is caused firstly by poor oral hygiene which allows plaque and tartar to form in the mouth around the base of the teeth where the gums meet. Once this happens, the gums become infected; this can lead to tooth decay and between them, bring on periodontal disease that will eat away at the bone structure below the teeth. This is the point at which your teeth will start to fall out as the gums recede. Now this is bad enough, but whilst all this is going on, the gum disease will be leaking toxins into the blood and into the heart that in time will fail, along with other vital organs. Is that enough horror for you? The point is, if you have any signs of blood after brushing, you are starting to have problems and they need to be addressed immediately. Your dentist can rectify this by deep cleaning your teeth and gums and you may be able to stop the disease by upping your oral hygiene and also incorporate herbal remedies into your program. But, you must also take a good look at your lifestyle and diet as well to give yourself a chance.