Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Despite this, many people are unaware of how to properly care for their gums and avoid seeking treatment.
Signs of gum disease include:
The above symptoms may indicate gingivitis – the first stage of gum disease. While this can be treated at home, if you experience inflammation and swelling, you may have developed a gum infection.
Periodontitis is a more serious form of gum disease and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
Gum disease is most often caused by poor oral hygiene. As plaque builds up on the gum line, this can irritate the gum tissue. Smoking and diabetes are also known causes of gum disease.
To avoid gum disease, we recommend keeping up a positive oral home care routine. As well as brushing twice a day, you should also floss your teeth at least once daily. Using certain toothpastes or mouthwashes can also help you to avoid gum disease. Speak to one of our team about the most effective products you can use.
Our hygienist is extremely experienced and we work together to help you to avoid gum disease by cleaning plaque from the surface of your teeth and from the gum line. Regular visits are important to ensure the long term health of your gums and we will design a programme of appointments for you that help us to help you. We will also design a recall programme so that your new healthier gums are being kept that way as we pride ourselves on being a highly proactive Periodontal preventative practice.
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