There is just no particular age when an individual is likely to get affected with gum diseases. But it becomes necessary to go through the advanced gum or periodontal treatments as per the condition of the gums. These diseases can vary from gum inflammation to critical soft tissue damage. The result of untreated, worst condition of gum diseases may also result in teeth loss. The lifestyle followed has its affects upon the health of gums and teeth. The cause of gum problems is the hardening of plaque on teeth. Actually, the bacteria in the mouth make a plaque layer over the teeth which are generally removed through brushing. This layer, if not removed gets hardened and can then only be cleaned by advanced gum treatment. The factors that increase the risk of gum problems include excessive smoking and diabetes disease. There are also indirect results of other bodily diseases which has their impact upon gums.