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Jun 2016

9 key facts: gum disease

Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss. On the whole, gum disease can be prevented. Here are 9 key facts to prevent gum disease:

  1. Always clean your teeth twice a day
  2. Clean in between the teeth using floss or inter dental brushes daily- you will be amazed how much builds up on a daily basis
  3. Visit the dentist and dental hygienist twice a year minimum. If you have gum disease, quarterly visits may be required.
  4. Do not smoke- smoking is just a big a cause of gum disease as poor oral hygiene
  5. Use additional aids to keep motivated. Plaque disclosing tablets will highlight new and old plaque which will show you where you are misssing
  6. New devices such as Philips Airfloss Pro can be extremely useful if you hate flossing
  7. For troublesome areas, you may need special brushes. For example, dental implants may require small headed tufted brushes to clean deeper with the the gum sulcus.
  8. Dental x rays will show bone levels around teeth. These should be taken every 3-4 years as a screening method and more regularly should you have a higher susceptibility.
  9. Genetics can play a part. Ask you parents if they suffer from gum disease. If so, more regular appointments may be required.

If you are worried about gum disease, please contact us. We have specialised screening techniques to analyse your risk and provide bespoke treatment to stabilise any disease.


Sep 2019

5 signs that indicate you need to visit the dentist

Whether it s eating, drinking, chewing, or biting, there is a wide range of ways that teeth are used extensively for every day. Over time, however, your teeth may experience the inevitable signs of wear and tear, leading to several problems. A common problem that most adults face is that they put off the idea of visiting a dentist to remedy any dental issue because they are overshadowed by other commitments, ranging from tight work deadlines to taking care of their kids. However, the persistent symptoms of… READ MORE
Feb 2018

Gum disease and the link to systemic disease

Relationship between gum disease and systemic diseases Extraordinary progress is being made in understanding the close relationship between gum disease and general health. There is increasing evidence showing that oral health conditions such as gingivitis and periodontal disease negatively affects systemic health and increases the risk of diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, pulmonary disease and may also cause complications in pregnancy. Over recent years it has become clea… READ MORE
Mar 2016

Spring Clean

Spring is finally arriving and hopefully the end of the wet, miserable weather (we can only hope). With Spring traditionally associated with cleaning ones home, why not start a Spring clean of your mouth? Did you know there are more bacteria present in your mouth than the entire population of earth? Did you know gum disease is strongly associated with systemic disease such as stroke, diabetes and heart problems? Are you aware that gum disease can be, in the main, reversed and stabilised? Why wait, book… READ MORE
Feb 2016

Gum Health Tips

The health of your mouth is critical to your overall health, which is supported by robust scientist evidence. Here are 10 tips to help maintain a healthy mouth and healthy body: Brush twice a day for two minutes. We prefer electric brushes. Clean in between your teeth with floss or inter dental brushes every night. Use plaque disclosing tablets occasionally. This will highlight where the deposits are building up allowing you to clean more effectively. Waterjets are useful if you hate flossing. Our recomm… READ MORE


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