Gum bleeding, tenderness recession from teeth are common problems that denote gum inflammation. Gum disease (gingivitis) is caused by the buildup of plaque and the accumulation of bacteria below the gum. When left untreated, it can turn into a worse condition, known as periodontitis, which can lead to bone loss, teeth loosening or teeth loss. At Violife, we make sure that we make proper and complete assessment of the gum health through measuring the depth of the cuffs around the teeth (known as dental pockets). The pockets may vary in depth from 1 to 5 mm and may differ from 1 tooth to another for the same patient. The higher pocket depth, the more necessity to perform dental cleaning and gum therapy. Additional ways for maintaining gum health include brushing, flossing and oral rinsing.