When you brush your teeth, how much attention do you give to your gums? Gum health is one of the most overlooked aspects of oral hygiene, with many people focusing on the appearance and health of their teeth instead. Nevertheless, without gums we wouldn’t have teeth at all! Gums place a crucial role in supporting our teeth and holding them firmly in place. When they are affected by disease, their ability to do this may be compromised and you may be at very real risk of tooth loss. Not only that, but experts have uncovered an indisputable link between gum disease and other chronic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease and stroke.