Healthy gums

Healthy gums reduce the risk of tooth loss

Most people will be affected by gum disease at some point. However, with appropriate treatment it is possible to slow down and even halt the spread of the disease. Gum disease is currently the leading cause of tooth loss in adults in the UK, so it is imperative that you get treatment as quickly as possible if you notice any of the following symptoms.

Symptoms

Symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Swollen, red gums
  • Sore gums
  • Gums bleed on brushing
  • Infected gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth

Treatment

If you notice any of the symptoms you should attend for an appointment with your dentist so that they can put in place an effective treatment plan. The main treatment for gum disease is a good oral hygiene routine.

  • Brush teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
  • Use interdental cleaning aids daily
  • Attend for regular hygienist visits

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