Gum disease is one of the most common oral diseases in the world and affects people of all ages.
Caused by a build-up of plaque and bacteria on the gum line, gum disease can lead to bleeding, inflammation and redness and can lead to tooth loss.
Gum disease can also be aggravated by the following:
- Lack of brushing or flossing
- If you have diabetes or other chronic diseases
- Certain medications
If you spot signs of gum disease you can treat these at home by stepping up your hygiene routine and using dentist-approved products. If the symptoms do not improve, come and see one of our team so we can take a closer look. Gum hygiene is important to ensure that your teeth remain supported and healthy.
When you visit our practice, we will examine and assess the health of your gums and will also clean them to remove plaque and bacteria. We will advise you on how to properly care for your gums.
The first stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis, however, if left to worsen you may experience periodontitis – a more advanced form of the disease.
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