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Your gums are like cushions for your teeth; they surround the teeth in the jaws and help to support them. Looking after the health of your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth, through twice-daily brushing, regular flossing and regular dental check-ups.
Are Your Gums Healthy?
Gums that are red and swollen, or bleed when you brush them, could be a sign of gum disease, also known as gingivitis. It is very important to spot and treat gum disease at the earliest possible stage because if gingivitis is left untreated it can develop into a more serious gum disease known as periodontitis, which causes the gum and bone surrounding the teeth to breakdown, and eventually the teeth can become loose and fall out.
To avoid any possibility of gum disease and to keep your mouth in tip-top condition we recommend that you come in to see us for regular dental hygiene appointments and dental check-ups. If you have any concerns about your teeth and gums, especially if you have noticed any bleeding from your mouth, or your gums appear to be red and swollen, call us today to make an appointment to be checked for gum disease as soon as possible.