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November 25, 2014

Gum Health May Have Gotten Worse as Time Passed

Ancient Romans knew how to take care of their gums.-Gum Helth

Researchers from King’s College London determined that only 5 percent of Romans suffered from gum disease while 30 percent of people today encounter that problem. Based on archaeological studies, the researchers concluded that the Roman lifestyle led to much healthier gums.

The information appears in the British Dental Journal.

Dental issues, however, were still a problem during this time period. Abscesses and infections were quite common.

Today, smoking, type 2 diabetes and the food and drinks people consume lead to a higher risk of gum disease.

To reach the conclusion, researchers studied 300 skulls that were from 200 to 400 AD. The skulls were from people who were estimated to be 20 to 40 years old.

In the world today, one of three people will show signs of major gum disease, which is much higher than it was for the ancient Romans. The result of the study was surprising based on the abundance of dental infections and abscesses those people dealt with.

Gum Health

Healthy gums are important for a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Gums, and the jawbone underneath, are very important for supporting and nourishing the teeth. Healthy gums also contribute to good looks. Gum disease changes the appearance of the mouth, can weaken the support for the teeth, and can affect general health. By arming yourself with the right dental products and by using them every day, having regular check-ups, and being aware of how your oral health relates to overall health, you’ll be well on your way to healthier teeth and gums – and a healthier you.

 

Gum Health

Written by Dentistry TodayFriday, 31 October 2014 10:10

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