Gums Diseases

 Gums Diseases

Health of gums is a very important aspect of general health. Diseases of gums do have profound effect on the general health of an individual.

Periodontal disease is better known as gum disease. In the next millennium periodontal disease is going to be the most common dental problem. 90 % of the adults above 40 are affected by one or the other form of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease affects the gums and other supporting structures of the teeth.
Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, starts with plaque which is a soft, sticky and colourless film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. If not removed from time to time the bacterial plaque can release toxins and enzyme that irritate and inflame the gum tissues. Gums then become swollen, red, sensitive and can bleed painfully.
In its more advanced stage the disease affects the bone and other supportive structures and is known as Periodontitis. This happens when the plaque responsible for the gingivitis is not removed and hardens around the gums line and forms Tartar. The Tartar causes inflammation which causes space between the gum and the teeth. It starts eating out the underlying bone and ultimately the tooth loosens its hold and fall out itself.
Red, swollen tender gums which bleed on brushing indicate Gingivitis.

  • Smokers are 3.3 times more likely to suffer advanced Periodontitis than the non-smokers.
  • Pregnant females with periodontal diseases are more likely to deliver premature low birth weight infants than those without it.
  • Many recent studies have suggested connection between periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

Signs of Periodontitis:

  • Pus between gums and teeth.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Bad breath.

For healthy gums:

  • Brush twice a day.
  • Floss after meals.
  • Gargle with mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine.

Researchers are developing a genetically-altered bacteria to squirt in people’s mouths to combat tooth decay !!

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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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