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and you can prevent Gum disease
Visit our Hygienist
Did you know that Bleeding gums can be an early warning sign of gum disease? Untreated gum disease can lead to loose teeth!
Visiting your Hygienist regularly will help to reduce the impact that the bacteria found in gum disease can have on your overall health.
Your visit to the Hygienist
Here at Highcliffe Dental Practice we aim to give you the best possible care. We feel that Hygienist care is very important as gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss with some 70% of the adult population in Britain have some degree of gum disease. A visit to the hygienist is much more than a quick scale and polish. Georgina, our hygienist has many years experience providing gentle comfortable Hygiene treatment. Are you aware that unhealthy gums are scientifically linked with cardiovascular problems, strokes and diabetes?
Gerogina is also interested in different methods of brightening your teeth. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Georgina, or one of our Dentists for further details and offers available.
Gum disease affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth. It begins with plaque, a soft sticky substance that builds up on the teeth. Plaque is mostly made up of bacteria, Tartar (calculus), formed by hardened plaque helps plaque to gather and makes it harder to remove. If plaque is allows to build up, the bacteria within it can make your gums sore and infected. The gums can look red and puffy, and they will probably bleed when you brush your teeth.
The gum will then start to become detached from the tooth, forming ‘pockets’ in which plaque can gather – and bone supporting the teeth will slowly be lost. Because this process is often painless, it can become very bad before without you noticing. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to the loss of teeth due to mobility and/or infection.