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Unit 1-3 Tudor Hall, Conduit Lane, Hoddesdon, EN11 8FN

01992 462345

Dentality @ Hoddesdon - Gum Maintenance

The number one cause of tooth loss in the world is Periodontal Disease. Periodontal disease is defined as the systematic breakdown to the periodontal ligaments that bind the teeth to the surrounding bone. The bone levels are determined by the height of the last periodontal ligament attachment.
 
As we get older, we all get “longer in the tooth” this is a natural process of bone loss which happens with age as a result of wear and tear. Other causes of periodontal breakdown include genetic predisposition, inadequate oral hygiene, smoking, stress, chronic untreated gum disease and medical conditions such as diabetes. The cleaner you keep your teeth, the less likely you are to develop gum disease which is a predisposing factor to periodontal disease.

Our award winning hygienist is trained to spot the tell-tale signs of incorrect brushing and to help you correct your daily oral hygiene regime. During the early stages of gum disease you may not have any symptoms but it can progresses quite quickly which is why it is important to have your teeth and gums checked regularly.

 
Established gum disease gives rise to swelling of the gum tissue. This can be detected bleeding when you brush. Pockets are created by the swelling which harbours more dangerous disease causing bacteria which in turn aides progression of gum disease worse. If left untreated it can eventually result in loss of teeth.
 
A good oral hygiene routine at home is the most important factor in preventing gum disease, our hygienist will talk you through all the steps you need to take the minimise your chance of getting gum disease and how to maintain good oral health at home. The hygienist can also demonstrate brushing techniques, the use of floss and interdental brushes all of which help keep your gums clean and healthy.