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HOW TO PREVENT GUM DISEASE
by Admin on May 17, 2013
The cause of gum disease
The different stages of gum disease
Cleaning teeth can help prevent gum disease
You should clean your teeth carefully every day with a soft, small-headed toothbrush and especially along the gumline where the gum meets the teeth. This ensures all tissues remain healthy. The careful use of dental floss between teeth is also essential for the removal of plaque and therefore the health of gums.
While it is tempting to avoid cleaning your gums when they are inflamed and bleeding, brushing and flossing will actually help improve the situation.
Seek dental professional care!
Here at our practice, we are dedicated to showing you all the best home cleaning techniques appropriate for your needs. Gum disease is often painless and regular check-ups will ensure its early detection and treatment and therefore the longevity of your teeth.
Deep Cleaning vs. Superficial Cleaning
To treat gum disease appropriately, Deep cleaning rather than a superficial quick clean, is often required. This involves the removal of plaque and tartar from the root surface around the gum line and well into the spaces (pockets) between the gum and the teeth.
Dr Sawaya ensures a thorough clean as that is essential for the resolution of the disease.
Deep cleaning may be time consuming and/or uncomfortable. It is therefore necessary to do it sometimes in sections and under local anaesthetic. Following this, Dr Sawaya always finds significant improvements in your gums’ health. 6 monthly maintenance cleans are recommended and these tend to be a lot easier as long as the appropriate home cleaning techniques were applied.
Dr Sawaya highly recommends Deep cleaning as this will prevent the loss of your precious teeth and avoid you costly visits to a specialist where surgery may also often be required!
Dr Sawaya is looking forward to be of assistance in ensuring long term tooth and gum health!
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