Gum disease is one of those conditions that you really want to avoid breaking out in your mouth in Leeds. Aside from the important fact that it can lead to destructive conditions in your heart and other organs in your body, it will ravish your gums and teeth, leading to loss in the long run. If this is not enough, it can also lead to bad breath. Fighting this condition gets harder and more expensive the longer it is left, so it is vital that you look out for the early signs of bleeding and weeping gums; if something tastes bad in your mouth, it could give off pungent smells as well. You have to look at every aspect of gum disease: your dentist is the first port of call in order to tackle any damage done, but then, you will have to change your ways. A poor diet, smoking, drinking and heavy medication all add to the problem of this disease and bad breath, as does poor oral hygiene, so all of these must be addressed. Changing the products you use will increase the chances of your gums recovering, and that may well include the use of herbal remedies- these with help to soothe your mouth and make it fresher. Your mouth needs to be constantly hydrated too, so drinking plenty of caffeine free liquids and chewing on gum and sugar-free sweets will help to keep saliva levels high in the mouth- the natural agent in the body to fight against bad breath and disease.