Gum disease is a killer inLeeds-not only to the gums and teeth, but over time it can poison your body’s most vital of organs after a while. The important element in fight against this is to nip it squarely in the bud and stop it from ever happening, or what is commonly known in the trade as preventative dentistry. It’s vital that you are not complacent with your dental hygiene and you must get it right from the start and also be aware of what starts the disease running. Always clean after eating especially if you have a love for potatoes and chocolate- starch and sugar based foods. By removing this with brushing and flossing, then you are throwing out any chance of plaque getting a foothold in your mouth. But the element of surprise you also have tucked away up your sleeve against the problem is your dentist. If you feel that you are starting to have problems at anytime with your oral hygiene, especially if your gums bleed after brushing, your dentist can administer a proper clean in and around your gums and then advise you about where you may be going wrong and then how to remedy the problem. If you prevent the disease at this stage, you are avoiding a world of pain later in life.