Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? Gum disease is currently the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the UK, don’t become a statistic, book an appointment with our highly trained dentists today!
Gum disease will affect most people at some point in their lives and is a swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues that support teeth. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria present in plaque. Lifestyle and health factors, such as smoking and diabetes, can also affect the rate at which gum disease progresses.
To prevent gum disease, it is important to ensure that you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day, using an effective oral hygiene routine – toothbrushing and using interdental cleaning aids. You should also attend for regular appointments with the dentist to ensure that any problems can be identified early and treated quickly. The dentist will be able to deep clean teeth to remove any plaque present and can provide you with help and advice on the best oral hygiene routine to follow in between appointments to ensure your teeth stay in the best possible condition. With the proper treatment, gun disease can be slowed to a rate that should allow you to keep most of your teeth for life.
Smiles on Broadway Top Heathy Teeth Tips
- Brush teeth at least twice a day using a soft to medium bristled toothbrush to remove plaque
- Follow a set routine to ensure that you do not miss any areas of your mouth when toothbrushing
- Use a fluoride toothpaste to help prevent decay
- Use interdental cleaning aids to remove plaque and food debris that may become trapped in areas brushing alone misses
- Attend for regular routine dental appointments to ensure any problems can be identified early and treated quickly
Many people only think of their teeth when they think about keeping their mouths healthy. However, your gums are just as important, providing the ideal foundation for your natural smile.
And, if they get infected, your gums could become less supportive, leading to your teeth loosening and even the loss of teeth if left untreated.
What factors could affect gum disease?
As well as ensuring your dental hygiene is up to scratch, other issues can affect gum disease. These include smoking and diabetes – both of which can adversely affect your gum condition.
How can Smiles on Broadway help?
At Smiles on Broadway, we take gum disease very seriously and we always ensure all our clients undergo a full mouth examination and gum assessment to determine whether there are any traces of disease or loss.
If any signs of disease are present, we will undergo sessions of deep cleaning to remove all traces of bacteria from the tooth and root. We will also work with you to enhance your daily cleaning regime, helping you to remove plaque and maintain the health of your mouth.
If you would like to find out more about our gum treatment services, simply contact our team – we’re always happy to help.