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Gum Disease


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Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as peridontal disease, is a major cause of tooth loss. But with the correct interventions and management it can be improved.


Removing plaque is critical in controlling gum disease - plaque contains bacteria, and plaque can harden to tartar. Our dedicated team will help you to control and minimise gum disease.
Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss and therefore needs swift care and attention.


What are the first signs of gum disease?

Gum disease may not always be painful, however, you may notice swelling and redness of the tissue, as well as bleeding after brushing or flossing. Other signs are:​
-Receding gums
-Loose and/or sensitive teeth
-Gum abscesses and infection

What causes gum disease?

The most common cause is a lack of oral hygiene which results in plaque buildup. This soft, sticky substance is formed when bacteria collects on the surface of the teeth and can result in long-term issues if left untreated.
Smoking, diabetes and a weakened immune system can also all contribute to suffering from gum disease.

How can I stop gum disease getting worse?

To keep your gums healthy or reduce inflammation and infection, follow these tips:
Floss at least once per day. This helps remove plaque and food that your toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing doesn’t need to be performed at a certain time of day – what’s most important is that you’re doing it regularly.
Get regular dental cleanings and checkups with us . The earlier any gum disease is caught, the easier it is to treat. A professional cleaning is the only way to remove tartar and it can get rid of plaque that may have been missed by flossing or brushing.
Brush your teeth after every meal and at least twice a day. A toothbrush should have soft bristles and fit comfortably in your mouth. An electric toothbrush with a timer can make it easier to keep track of how long you are brushing. Use toothpaste that contains fluoride .
Quit Smoking. Since smoking is associated with the onset of gum disease, kicking the habit will help improve your gum health. Quitting will also strengthen the immune system and make it easier to fight off any infection.
Use mouthwash. Mouthwash can reduce plaque, prevent gingivitis, and remove debris from the mouth. Keep in mind, mouthwash is not a substitute for brushing and flossing!


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Treating gum disease early is the most effective but our dentists will provide you with important aftercare information.

Speak to use today if you would like more information and to book an appointment.

Gum Disease

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