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If you experience bleeding after brushing or flossing, you may have gingivitis – the first stage of gum disease. If left untreated, this could develop into periodontitis – the second and more severe stage of gum disease.
At Thurloe Street Dental and Implant Centre, we will always take steps to look after your gums and regularly educate our patients on the importance of maintaining their gum health.
Poor oral hygiene can lead to a build-up of plaque on the gum line, resulting in infection, receding gums and ultimately the loosening or loss of your teeth.
Early signs of gum disease include bleeding, inflammation and redness. If you ignore these signs you may go on to experience abscesses or an increase in pocket depth – when the gums recede from the teeth.
Research has shown that gum disease is more prevalent in people who are on certain medications, smoke or are suffering from diseases such as diabetes.
Stopping harmful habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco is imperative to preserving the health of your gums.
For advice and support on how to care for your gums, please speak to our helpful team during your appointment.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease it is important to step up your oral home care routine. Where bleeding and inflammation continues, please make an appointment to see us.
Please click here or call 020 7584 5551 to book your appointment now.