Studies have shown that the health of your gums is linked to your overall health. Keeping your gums healthy ensures that they will continue to provide stability and support to your teeth. You can achieve this through maintaining a good oral hygiene routine every day and having regular check-ups with the dentist.
When you have red and swollen gums that bleed when you brush them, this could mean that you have gum disease, also known as gingivitis. When you ignore the signs of gingivitis it can develop further into a type of infection known as periodontitis, which affects the entire area surrounding the tooth. When these tissues become infected, this can cause discomfort and will increase your risk of tooth loss. The infection can be cleared up with antibiotics and specialised dental treatment, but prevention is always the best cure. Smokers are also more susceptible to gum disease, which is another good reason to quit! If you have any questions or concerns about your gums, always seek professional advice.
To keep your mouth in tip-top shape we recommend that you come in for regular hygiene appointments and dental check-ups. Contact us today on 0208 6881311 to book your next appointment.