Everyone has bacteria in their mouth, but certain people are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Often, you cannot tell that you have gum disease unless you have been assessed by a dentist or hygienist, as it rarely causes pain since the infection travels up through the gums.
Plaque can easily form on your teeth and if not regularly removed by brushing and flossing, it will inflame the gums causing bleeding, loosening the gums and, with time, destroying the bone around the teeth. If gum disease is not treated in time it will cause loss of the teeth.
Not only are your teeth at risk, but ongoing bacterial infection in the mouth can lead to serious health problems elsewhere in your body. When your gums are chronically inflamed, the bacteria can enter into your bloodstream and spread to other parts of your body. Some conditions that have been linked to gum disease include: diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, pre-term births in pregnant women and heart disease.
It’s easy to prevent gum disease by regular brushing and flossing in conjunction with regular hygiene appointments and check-ups with us. We recommend that you have a comprehensive clean four times a year (every three months) and joining our membership plan is the most cost effective way to achieve this. Find out more here.
People with the following risk factors are more susceptible to developing gum disease:
- Family history of gum disease
Call the practice today on 01530 272264 if you have any of the symptoms below:
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Pain or sores in your mouth
- Bleeding of the gums while brushing, flossing or eating
- Persistent bad breath
- Gums that are receding (pulling away) from the teeth, making the teeth look longer
- Loose or separating teeth
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