If you have just set yourself up for bed after a hard day in central London, the last thing you may well do before you retire is brush your teeth, but the last thing you want to see is a basin full of blood when you rinse.
This is a bit of a dangerous scenario waiting to happen, because it indicates you may well be in the early stages of gum disease. Now before you panic, it means that at this point, the problem can be treated with the help of your dentist and a few select herbal remedies.
However, there is no denying that the problem is ever there, waiting to strike when you take your eye off of the ball. But solving the problem is not just for the sake of your teeth and gums, as gum disease can be a killer in the long run. If it were not for the fact your gums were bleeding, gum disease can go undetected for quite a while and during this time, your blood is being constantly exposed to poisoning and over a long period of time, this will start to affect the efficiency of your internal organs, especially the heart.
Your heart is robust and a very strong organ, but if it is constantly being filled with toxins caused by gum disease, there is only so much it can take before it starts to falter, and fail altogether. Kill gum disease as soon as there are any signs of blood during brushing and flossing and you will ensure your heart functions the way it should do everyday.