Healthy Gums

Your gums are like cushions for your teeth; they surround the tooth from its crown to its root in the jaw and help to support a healthy mouth. Looking after your gums is just as important as looking after your teeth, and without routine cleaning gum disease can occur. These are the stages of gum disease:

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Red and swollen gums that bleed when you brush them are a sign of a type of gum disease, gingivitis.

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When gingivitis is left untreated it can develop further into a type of infection known as periodontitis, which affects the entire area surrounding the tooth, causing discomfort and difficulty when eating.

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Eventually this kind of infection can lead to tooth loss and may require invasive procedures to replace the missing tooth.

Fortunately, this can be avoided by attending regular hygiene check-ups at the practice and maintaining a good daily hygiene routine. Brushing between the teeth, flossing and replacing your toothbrush every three months will also benefit your gum health.

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Life Benefits

  • Minimised risk of tooth loss.
  • Reduced risk of developing tooth decay and need for fillings.
  • Fresh, minty breath.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Shakeel Shahdad

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and
Specialist in Periodontics, Endodontics,
and Prosthodontics

Dr Sarah Shah

Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Narinder Dhadwal

BDS (Lond 2007) MJDF RCS (Eng) MClinDent Perio (Lond) Diploma in Advanced Clinical Periodontology (Lond), MPerio RCS (Edin)
Specialist in Periodontics

Dr Amre Maglad

BDS MClinDent MFDS RCPSGlas MFDS RCSEd FDS(Rest) RCSEd
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Specialist in Endodontics, and Prosthodontics

Veronika Jakovleva

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

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