How To Combat Gum Disease

How To Combat Gum Disease

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With as many as 1 in 4 people afraid of the dentist, it can cause many people to neglect their dental health by avoiding appointments. By doing so, you only increase the risk of gum disease and various other oral health issues.

However, a simple check-up can help you avoid a lifetime of potential serious issues. By simply talking with your dentist or hygienist about how to improve your oral care, you’ll be able to prevent gum disease becoming a problem for you.

Gum Disease Explained

Gum disease is a common condition in which the gums become swollen, infected or sore. Most adults have some degree of gum disease. Caused by the build up of plaque on or around the teeth. If not properly removed with regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, it can lead to bleeding gums.

Warning Signs of Gum Disease Include:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sores in your mouth

Preventing Gum Disease

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a daily
  • Brushing teeth after meals to remove food debris
  • Visiting your dentist or dental hygienist for a thorough cleaning

Worried about your dental health? Why not call in today for a quick check-up or contact us on 01 286 3787 or info@thefriendlydentist.ie to arrange your appointment!

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