Whether itâs to speak, eat, smile, or breathe, we use our mouths on an everyday basis. The majority of us want to keep our natural teeth for as long as possible and so we take preventative steps towards maintaining a healthy mouth and by extension a healthy body. If you want to maintain healthy teeth and gums, keep reading! Gums are the natural protectors and supporters of teeth and the tissue that holds them to the bone. Unhealthy gums put teeth and overall health at risk. Letâs take a look at what gum disease is, what causes it, what the results of gum disease are, and most importantly, how we prevent or reverse the effects of it.