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Gum inflammation isn’t to be taken lightly. It can progress to gum disease; bone being lost from around the teeth; receding gums; painful teeth and even tooth loss. Dental hygiene is an important part of your dental journey and healthcare in terms of preventative dental health and treating gum disease.

Here at FACEmed, one of our qualified hygienists can help you by showing you ways to reduce the inflammation of your gums and can provide treatments for gum disease. This is important because although you may not be aware of it, or have any pain, gum inflammation can progress further. If left to progress it results in bone being lost from around the teeth, gums receding, painful loose teeth and even tooth loss. This advanced condition (called Periodontitis) cannot be reversed however your gums are easily treatable at the early stages before this happens.

In this post we learn more about gum disease; the importance of looking after your teeth and ways that FACEmed can help you.

What is Gum Disease?

There are two stages of gum disease. The initial is characterised by redness, swelling and bleeding of the gums. We find this is particularly during brushing and flossing. The good news is that this stage of gum disease is usually reversible with proper oral dental hygiene.

The second stage of gum disease is when the inflammation extends deeper into the supporting structures of the teeth and the bone that is holding the teeth together starts to deteriorate. Classic symptoms of this stage of gum disease are persistent bad breath, gum recession and tooth sensitivity.

The Importance of Good Dental Hygiene

At FACEmed we have a team of expert dental hygienists who are specially trained to advise you; not only how to really look after your teeth but also the signs of gum inflammation and disease. They are also trained to carry out scaling and polishing; removing plaque and stains and making sure your teeth are keen and stay clean. Good dental hygiene is essential for maintaining dental and oral health. Below are some of the main reasons why it is so important.

Dental hygiene, which includes regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, can prevent common dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Dental hygiene practices help control of bacteria that can cause bad breath which is called halitosis. A clean mouth is less likely to have unpleasant odours. If left untreated; gum disease can lead to tooth loss and ongoing dental issues and implications. Ensuring that we brush, and floss removes food particles and plaque from the teeth, reducing the risk of tooth decay.

Good dental hygiene can prevent tooth sensitivity by maintaining strong tooth enamel and preventing gum recession, which can expose sensitive tooth roots. Incorporating good dental hygiene practices into your daily routine, such as brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings, is essential for maintaining your oral health. It not only helps you avoid dental problems but also supports your overall well-being and quality of life.

Symptoms to Watch Out For

There are a few symptoms that you can look out for daily when you are brushing and caring for your teeth. Swollen or puffy gums are common symptoms as well as bright red or purplish gums and gums that feel tender when touched. These can all be signs that you may need to ask your dental hygienist to look.

Gums that bleed easily when brushed or when flossing as well as receding gums, which make teeth appear longer are all symptoms are also potential indicators that you may be developing gum inflammation. If you notice new gaps appearing between teeth; pain when chewing food or persistent bad breath are also signs.

Want to Learn More?

Here at FACEmed, we take pride in offering a bespoke service; specifically aligned to your requirements. We restore our client’s confidence ensuring we are with you every step of the way in your journey. We would love to hear from you to learn more about your dental situation and discuss ways that we can help you.

Please use our contact form on our website and complete with the nature of your enquiry and we will get back to you. Alternatively, please call us on 01268 833 680 or email us at hello@nullfacemed.co.uk.