You are correct in taking your gums seriously, they are key to your overall health, not just the health of your mouth. Has anyone ever taught you to brush your teeth effectively? Majority of people believe they know, but can you be certain?
At Abbots Lodge Dental Practice, we want to give you all the best information to educate you so that you can relax knowing that your gums are being well maintained. Think of your gums as the foundations of your teeth, they are supporting your teeth so if the foundations are affected, it leaves the structure vulnerable. After all, your teeth can only be as good as the bones and tissue they live in, so good care and attention is all that is needed.
If you notice your gums are swollen or have shrunk, or you have some bleeding when you brush your teeth, these could be early signs of periodontal (gum) disease. ‘Perio’ means ‘around’ and ‘dontal’ refers to the teeth. Gums shouldn’t be overlooked, by missing them it can lead to all other health issues as well as wobbly teeth. But fear not, there is good news… gum disease can be sorted with professional periodontal (gum) treatment. As we are sure you can imagine the sooner we start working together the better. You won’t be made to feel guilty – we have no ‘naughty corner’ but our hope is that you’ll leave Abbots Lodge Dental Practice feeling empowered and confident about your overall health in the future. Let the professionals educate you – it’s an important area.
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