It is quite easy to get complacent with your oral hygiene: you may think that by buying the best the market has to offer is enough to get you through any dental problems. However, though this might well work for you, you only have to slip up a little and then things will get out of hand quickly. One of the greatest dangers to the health of your teeth and gums is plaque; left alone it will develop into tooth decay, gum disease and then periodontal disease. All of these spiteful things will ravish your mouth, but gum disease is probably the worst of all; it is linked to heart failure in the long term, but it will destroy your gums in the short term and eat away at the bone structure below your teeth. There is no excuse for you letting this get out of hand: the television and magazines are full of adverts about the dangers of bleeding gums and if you start to have problems, seek medical advice as soon as you can; the longer you leave it, the more periodontal disease becomes difficult to treat. Get to your dentist and find out how to treat the problem- and do it quick. Living in Surbiton, you are lucky to be served by Mulberry Dental Care; the moment anything goes wrong, call this lot because they are immaculate when it comes to anything dental.
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As you are probably aware, it doesn’t take a long time at all for things to go wrong in your mouth: regular visits to dentist and good oral hygiene will help to postpone any threats to your mouth. Life isn’t that easy though and it isn’t hard to fall of the wagon now and then and that’s the time that bacteria and plaque can threaten your oral health. You really know that things are wrong when you have blood on your toothbrush and this is just the prequel to something sinister and dangerous- gum disease. This condition will not only poison your bloodstream, your heart and other organs down below, but it will devastate your teeth and lead to teeth loss; you also better be aware that it isn’t easy to shake off either. It can take a monumental effort to get rid of; it will lead to periodontal disease in the jaws that house your teeth and threaten you with the outbreak of abscesses- again, lethal. The important thing is to look out for early signs such as bleeding gums and then act immediately. Don’t take risks with this condition, because it could lead you into dangerous waters.Surreyis lucky to be served by Mulberry Dental Care; at any sign of trouble, get in touch- they’re always willing to give free advice and they could just save your bacon in times of need such as this.
Some things never seem to give up trying to wreck your teeth and gums, but the truth is, they never will and they will always be a constant threat. The number one villain is plaque and is essentially the catalyst for all other problems in the mouth which is why so many products from brushes to pastes and mouthwashes are design to home in specifically on plaque- remove it now and you will save yourself from the evils to come. It forms from bacteria and left alone, it will quickly harden into tartar, which will require your dentist to remove. Again, left alone, this will start to infect the gums and disease will set in, the teeth will be prone to decay and then suddenly we find ourselves at the extreme end of what plaque has started- periodontal disease. This is where all this ravishing and destruction has now infected the actual bone structure of the jaws: your teeth will fall out. Such an extreme condition can be solved, but with severe treatments involving bone and skin grafting. This horror story rather enhances the need for good oral health between you and your dentist to prevent getting to this stage. If you have any concerns on this subject, you should seek counsel from Mulberry dental care of Walton; they serve Surbiton and can tell you all you need to know about plaque and periodontal disease.
The mouth is a complicated thing to protect from nasty things that are constantly threatening it, and these protagonists love to link up together to help destroy your teeth and gums. Mulberry Dental Care serves Surbiton out of Walton and these are the people to turn to for advice on how to fight back and be prepared for such attacks. It starts slowly at first with the build up of plaque that soon hardens into a hard tartar. This will cause the gums to swell and leave them vulnerable to gum disease. Next up is tooth decay and then after all this pillage and plundering, the disease can spread into the jaw bone and cause further decay- periodontal disease: your teeth will fall out and all through this torrid affair, you will be putting vital organs in the body at risk from disease that has been passed through the bloodstream by the ravishes being done to your mouth. This is just why you must keep up a good level of oral hygiene and always ensure you roll-up for dental appointments. Between you and your dentist, you can beat the enemy, but bear in mind, the more the problems escalate, the more intense the operation to remedy these problems…..and expensive too.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, begins at a stage called gingivitis. With gingivitis, you are unlikely to experience any pain, but you will experience inflammation of the gums. If you notice your gums bleeding frequently when you brush your teeth, you may have gingivitis and should consult your dentist in Sunbury straight away. In mild cases, you may not notice frequent bleeding, but your gums may look very red, tender and swollen.If left untreated, gingivitis will worsen and progress into the stage called periodontitis. With periodontitis, the connective tissues of our teeth becomes affected, loosening our teeth from your gums. You will experience pain and significant bleeding of the gums. Without immediate attention from your dentist, you will experience tooth loss. Gum disease exposes more of your teeth to bacteria meaning your teeth become more vulnerable to decay. With gum disease, you may also experience halitosis, constant very bad breath. Gum disease is painful, makes eating difficult, and dangerous to the longevity of your oral health. Poor oral hygiene, smoking, and diabetes make you susceptible to gum disease. The best way to prevent gum disease is to clean your teeth at least twice a day with proper flossing and a good brushing with fluoride toothpaste. It is also imperative that you visit your dentist at least twice annually for clean ups.
Spitting out toothpaste and noticing blood in the sink can be a worrying experience. As can noticing the taste of blood in the mouth but it can be due to a number of reasons. In most cases this is easily treated and will eventually make your teeth and gums stronger and healthier.
The main cause of bleeding gums is gum disease. In its milder form this is known as gingivitis, but when it becomes more serious it is called periodontitis. It occurs when the gums are covered and attacked by plaque and bacteria. These release acids, which gradually erode the gum tissue and cause irritation and infection. This can often cause the gums to bleed as a result of being weakened by an infection. This kind of bleeding gum acts as an indicator that you need to start paying more attention to your dental hygiene.
The gums can also bleed if you have recently started to floss or pay more attention to your dental hygiene. Flossing for the first time will stimulate areas of the gums around the base of the teeth that may not have been cleaned for a long time. They will be very sensitive and may bleed as a result of coming into contact with the dental floss. This will usually stop after a few days of flossing as the gums become cleaner and firmer.
However, there is a more serious side to bleeding gums. In some extreme cases, bleeding gums may be the result of oral cancer. If the bleeding is otherwise unexplained this could be a sign that something is seriously wrong. If you are unsure why your gums are bleeding i.e you haven’t recently started to floss for the first time, then it is always important that you visit a Molesey dentist for a check up. The chances are it will be nothing serious but it is always better to be safe than sorry
Keeping your gums healthy isn’t an easy job, and you are the only person, who can do this important job in oral care, says a Molesey dentist. The most important thing to remember is that once your gums recede the damage is done and is irreparable, not even your dentist can save them. The best you can hope for is to be able to keep the periodontal disease at bay and slow its progress. Just brushing alone won’t solve the problem of keeping the gums healthy, it needs much more of an effort and that must include flossing in between and around the back of the teeth. Plaque is the enemy of gums, and a build up of plaque will not just weaken the root of the tooth, but it allows the gums to become soft and that’s when they are prone to cuts. Once a gum is cut then bacteria can infect the inside and that’s when the problems really start, if an infection isn’t dealt with straight away then a more serious problem like an abscess will occur. Receding of the gums leaves the tooth and its root exposed to the build up of tartar, this is a hardened version of the dead bacteria that starts off producing acid that eats away at our enamel. Tartar is scraped off when we go for our 6 monthly check up, but by then the damage is usually already done. Flossing at night is the most important job in oral hygiene care, for when we sleep we stop producing saliva that neutralises acid production. It is when we are asleep that the most damage is done to our teeth and gums. The gums are as important as our teeth are, as they protect them from the harshness of what we put in our mouths, therefore it is a good idea to look after them well.
Dental plaque goes hand in hand with periodontal disease, but they are not the sort of bed fellows that you want to be associated with says a Surbiton dentist. Plaque is the dead bacteria that has already attacked our mouth area and produced acid that will wear down the enamel on our teeth, it sounds disgusting and it is, so let that thought always be with you and help you to keep it at bay. If left to accumulate on the teeth plaque will turn into tartar, which although it is removed every 6 months at our dental check ups, it will damage the tooth root and weaken it. This is the most common reason for premature tooth loss in the U.K. Gum infections are caused by the same process, and it is all down to the food that we leave in our mouths after eating. Flossing and the neutralisation of acid production will go a long way to preventing this process happening in the first place. Once periodontal disease occurs it will eat away the gums and cause irreparable damage to the part of the gums that protect the root of the tooth. Gingivitis is the worse case scenario, and this is a serious incurable problem. The best any dentist can hope to do for you is to keep the disease at bay, and prevent it progressing along the gum line. Washing the mouth constantly by drinking water throughout the day, will also keep acid production down and subsequently the production of plaque. Brushing in between the teeth should be a part of normal oral care on a daily basis, which will assist the flossing in keeping these areas clean and residue free. It is part of every dentists program of preventative care, ask your dental nurse for more advice on keeping plaque down in the mouth.
Gum disease is extremely common in the UK, affecting roughly three quarters of all adults above the age of 35. This shocking statistic is backed up by another one in the fact that gum disease, not tooth decay, is responsible for more lost teeth in the UK. These are worrying facts and made all the more concerning that gum disease is becoming more common among younger patients, especially teenagers who are not cleaning their teeth sufficiently.
There are two types of gum disease that are categorised by the severity of the symptoms. Gingivitis is the milder form of the disease characterised by irritated or sore gums, and in some cases, bleeding gums. This can mostly be addressed by improved cleaning methods, which will prevent any further damage. However, if gingivitis is left to worsen and not addressed by attention from the dentist and improved cleaning, it will become periodontitis which is a much more serious concern. Periodontitis has symptoms ranging from infected tissue, receding gums and loose teeth. It needs to be treated with special medical attention that can include anti-biotics to kill the infection and even hospitalisation in severe cases.
If gum disease is not spotted early by a Surbiton dentist and treated accordingly it can result in tooth loss, and with nearly half the people in the UK over the age of 45 having lost at least one tooth it is clear that we may not be taking the threat seriously enough.
The message is clear. To protect our gums and teeth we must do more to keep them healthy by cleaning them properly and keeping up regular appointments at the dentist.
Smoking can have a massive detrimental effect on your health in general and specifically on your oral health. It is responsible for causing oral cancers, gum disease and tooth decay and cavities. Smokers are far more likely to have dental problems and loose teeth than non-smokers.
Patients may see a dentist more regularly than a doctor and as dentists will be able to see visible evidence of smoke damage, they can play an important role in helping patients to kick the habit. Most smokers suffer from periodontal disease at some point, as well as other dental problems, and a dentist is well placed to offer advice about how to avoid these problems by quitting. By giving up, patients greatly increase their chances of having healthy teeth.
Dentists are increasingly receiving training in smoking cessation, meaning that they will be able to serve a dual role of dentist and cessation councillor. Using their unique position they can warn patients about the dangers of smoking to their oral health and can offer advice on the most successful ways to give up. They will also be able to inform patients about the greatly increased further health risks of smoking such as heart disease and lung cancer. The state of a smoker’s teeth might be indicative of this further damage and the brief consultation with a dentist can help to make them aware of this fact.
Sunbury dentists are trained, or receiving training, in smoking cessation. They are taking advantage of their unique position and regular contact with patients to offer the most effective and up to date methods of quitting. Hopefully they can greatly improve patients’ dental health and health in general.