Without proper care and attention , gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bad breath and a general deterioration in your oral and general health. When plaque builds up on the gum line, it can start to irritate the gums, causing inflammation and redness. It’s also what causes bleeding after you brush your teeth.
These are symptoms of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. If this deteriorates further, it can result in periodontitis – the second and more severe form of gum disease. Periodontitis can cause multiple problems such as pockets forming around the teeth as the gums start to shrink away and loosening of the teeth.
Smokers are more prone to gum disease than non-smokers and people with diabetes may notice increased signs of gum disease over time.
Avoid gum disease by maintaining a strong home care routine and by visiting our hygienists for general cleaning appointments at least twice a year.
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