Gum disease isn’t just the biggest cause of tooth loss in the over-45s, it’s also been shown to cause type 2 diabetes and linked to stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and low birth weight babies.
Yet research suggests that as many as 83% of adults in the UK have some form of gum disease. The good news is that treating gum disease and then stopping it from coming back is relatively straightforward — it’s basically a case of cleaning your teeth properly (which most people aren’t brilliant at…).
It starts with a check up and a hygiene appointment. If you’re suffering from a bad case of gum disease we’ll ask you to come in for a few hygiene appointments in quick succession to get a handle on it, but once it’s cleared up you’ll be able to keep it at bay between your check ups using the teeth cleaning tips we’ll give you.
We will clean your teeth above and below the gum line to ensure that we remove all remnants of the infected deposits that stick to your teeth. Usually we’re able to clean your teeth without the use of local anaesthetic — and our Airflow system is a lot more pleasant than traditional scale and polish techniques that use metal scrapers. If you’re still nervous or find it a little sensitive we can numb your mouth up to make it more comfortable.