Dental Hygiene

Fresh Breath and Gum Treatment

You may be surprised to learn that Gum Disease is the most common disease in the world, yet for most people it is curable, and the problems associated with it are preventable.

How do I know if I have got Gum Disease?

The biggest problem with gum disease is it doesn’t generally hurt until it’s too late. You may notice that some of your gums are red or swollen and they may occasionally bleed when you brush or use floss or interdental brushes, or you may have bad breath or halitosis. These are some of the signs of gum disease but because this disease affects your gums where they attach to the bone around your teeth, it is not always visible and needs a dental professional to diagnose it properly.

Why is Gum Disease an important health issue?

Most teeth loss, as we get older, is because of gum disease. We are what we eat, so losing our teeth has major health implications and can affect our mental wellbeing if we don’t want to smile.

Gum disease is a Chronic Inflammatory Disease which produces changes throughout our body. One of the ways gum disease does this is by the increase in the levels of C-reactive proteins in our blood. Higher levels of C-reactive proteins have been shown to increase our risks of heart disease and stroke. We also know that gum disease influences diabetes, especially Type 2 and there are also risks in pregnancy.

The good news is Gum Disease is curable and Smile Style has a dedicated team happy to help and share their knowledge. Our Wellness programme has been recognised nationally and received acknowledgements from The British Dental Association.

But don’t just take our word for it, here’s our patient Ashley with his view on his treatment.

“I had some hints and tips around, just how to look after my teeth.” Says Ashley

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