Gum disease is extremely common in the UK and many people ask: “How can I prevent gum disease?” Well, with regular visits to your dental hygienist in Wolverhampton you could improve your gum health and maintain a healthy mouth.
A visit to our dental hygienists will allow us to perform professional cleaning that will remove plaque and tartar, the two main contributors to gum disease. During your appointment with us we’ll examine your gums, teeth, and lifestyle to deliver the best advice and treatments that will help you achieve a healthy mouth.
Healthy gums mean healthy teeth, and healthy teeth means a healthier and happier mouth. Make sure you take care of your gums with our team of dental hygienists at our dentist in Wolverhampton.
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The most notable signs of gum disease are red, swollen, or puffy gums that are sensitive to touch or when chewing. They might bleed when you brush your teeth, and you might also notice them receding from the base of your teeth. Gum disease is easily preventable with the correct care and is also treatable, so it’s best to seek a professional’s help if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease and is caused by improper cleaning that allows these bacteria to build up. Tartar occurs when this plaque hardens, and it attaches to your enamel, threatening your dental health.
Generally, we’d recommend arranging an appointment with one of our dental hygienists 2-4 times a year. This ensures we can monitor any changes and symptoms together and work towards achieving and maintaining healthier gums.
Gum disease is very easily prevented with the correct dental care. Ensuring that you brush your teeth every morning and night and floss or use interdental brushes between your teeth before bed is essential to keeping gum disease at bay. Some antiseptic mouthwashes may also help with preventing gum disease, and they will target the unwanted bacteria in your mouth. As well as routine at-home care, you should visit a dental nurse or hygienist twice a year to receive professional cleanings and advice.
There are certain lifestyle factors and individual considerations that contribute to the development of gum disease. These include smoking, diabetes, a family history of the disease, high stress levels, and even some medication.
We help patients transform their cosmetic smiles and general dental health every day and are very pleased of the results and smile transformations we’re able to achieve together.
*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Claregate Dental cannot guarantee specific results.