Looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth. If your gums bleed when you brush them or are red and swollen then this is a sign of gum disease, also known as gingivitis.
If gingivitis is left untreated the gums can become infected. This is periodontitis, a serious condition which could result in the loss of a tooth. The entire area surrounding the tooth is affected so it is vital to keep your mouth healthy and attend regular hygiene appointments or dental check-ups.