Gum disease can be an unpleasant and uncomfortable experience. From bleeding or swollen gums due to gingivitis, to more serious problems like periodontitis, the physical effects of gum disease tend to get worse the longer they are left untreated.

There are more details about the early warning signs - along with advice on how to stop gum disease - in the other sections of this website. You should talk to your dentist if you suspect you may be experiencing any of them.


Globally, around 50% of adults suffer from gum disease. Yet for many of these people who are experiencing gum disease symptoms, the impact can be far more than physical, it can affect you emotionally and socially as well.

For example, people suffering from halitosis (bad breath), a potential sign of gum disease, can feel extremely self-conscious, especially in social situations or when they want to get close to someone. Likewise, gum disease can have an effect on the look and feel of your mouth, especially in more serious cases, like periodontitis, which can lead to irreversible tooth loss. This may be distressing and result in a loss of confidence.

Meanwhile, people who see blood in their spit when brushing or flossing may feel anxious about its cause or what it means for their gum health. Even something as simple as eating out with friends can become difficult due to worries about unsightly gum bleeding during the meal.


Fortunately, there are many ways to help stop the progression of gum disease - starting with speaking to your dentist who can suggest the appropriate gum disease treatments for you.

You can also take some simple steps between dental check-ups to help keep your gums healthy, teeth strong and breath fresh - and reduce the impact of gum disease on your life.

  • Brush your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes with Corsodyl Complete Protection Toothpaste, which is 4x more effective* at removing the main cause of bleeding gums than a regular toothpaste.
  • Use a manual or electric toothbrush with a small head and soft round bristles, paying particular attention to the gum line (the area where the gum meets the tooth). For example, the Corsodyl Toothbrush is specifically designed to help prevent gum problems with twice daily brushing and makes teeth cleaning easy.
  • Use Corsodyl Floss to remove plaque from hard to reach areas, like in between your teeth.
  • Use a mouthwash such as Corsodyl Treatment Mouthwash, which treats the early signs of gum disease.

Ask your dentist for advice on suitable treatments for you.

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Find out how to help protect your gums from gum disease and the importance of regular dental checkups.