Gum disease is a tricky condition, the initial symptoms can go unnoticed, even if it appears to be cured it can still come back, and if it goes untreated it can threaten not only your teeth but your entire well-being.
Ongoing research suggests there are links between gum disease and a range of medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and premature birth.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria in plaque – a colourless, sticky film that constantly forms on your teeth.
Symptoms might include bad breath and sore, swollen or bleeding gums, and if left untreated can cause receding gums and loose or lost teeth.
The hygienists at Cambray Dental in Cheltenham can play a key role in helping you to prevent or combat gum disease, and it is important that you visit them as often as we recommend. They will gently remove any plaque from our teeth, together with tartar, which is a hardened form of plaque. They will also give your teeth a polish, making them feel fresh and clean.
Our hygienists can advise you on the best way to care for your teeth. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day especially at bedtime. You should also clean between your teeth and under the gumline, and they will show you how best to do this.
Caring for your teeth and gums properly could ultimately save your life. If you haven’t been to see us recently, call us today and book an appointment at Cambray Dental in Cheltenham – we hope to see you soon.