“Gum diseases are preventable – visit your dental team”

Gum Disease is preventable!

Did you know that your gums are the foundation for all dental treatment? It all about having healthy gums. If you have healthy gums, you are more likely to look better, feel better, and enjoy eating without pain. 

It’s not just about your smile; we are now seeing more and more evidence that suggests that if you have a healthy mouth, it can positively affect your systemic health and affect many parts of the body. 

This silent disease may increase your risk of all kinds of other health complications, including stroke, diabetes and heart diseaseGum disease has even linked with problems in pregnancy and dementia.

So, what are the signs of gum disease?

Healthy gums are generally tight and pale pink and fit like a tight cuff around teeth. 

 #1: Early Signs of gum disease

Inflammation or bleeding during toothbrushing. Fortunately, Gingivitis is reversible with proper care and plaque control.

Book your regular hygienist appointment

If you have noticed that your gums are bleeding during tooth brushing, its a sure sign you need to visit the hygienist. You can book directly to see our outstanding team of hygienists; Hygienists offer professional teeth cleaning service, a process called scaling and polishing. During the appointment, your hygienist will carry out an initial dental hygiene examination. They will then: Scale your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar build-up in those areas brushing cannot reach.

#2: Chronic signs and symptoms of periodontitis (gum disease)

 If you have any of these symptoms above it is important you book to see our Gum expert

    • Swollen or puffy gums
    • Gums that feel tender when touched
    • Gums that bleed easily
    • Spitting out blood when brushing or flossing your teeth
    • Bad breath
    • Loose teeth or loss of teeth
    • Painful chewing
    • New spaces developing between your teeth
    • Gums that pull away from your teeth (recede), making your teeth look longer than normal
    • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite together.

 Book for further investigations with Dr Priya, our Gum Expert 

Did you know we have a Gum Expert at Dental Elements! If you have more worrying signs of disease, Our expert Priya will provide an individualised assessment of your gums, give a detailed discussion on the treatment to help you get back in control of the disease. Remember, most gum diseases are easily and treatable.  

Contact our friendly reception team, who would be more than happy to schedule these appointments for you. Alternatively, you can always discuss this with your general dentist.