Protect your oral heath by maintaining healthy gums
At Family Dental Excellence in Upper Mt Gravatt our dental professionals adopt a holistic approach when it comes to maintaining your oral health. Your gums play an essential role in your dental health. Healthy gums can assist in preserving your natural teeth and maintaining your oral function.
Advanced gum disease, known also as periodontitis, can be extremely detrimental to your oral health and your general wellbeing. There are a number of factors that can encourage the deterioration of your gums health, including:
- Some medications
- Inadequate oral hygiene routine
- Poor diet
To learn more about gum disease and how we can protect your gums please continue reading below.
There are various symptoms that can indicate that you have gum disease
It is important to remain aware of the symptoms of gum disease in order to begin early treatment. Some symptoms the team at Family Dental Excellence advise you to look out for are:
- Bad breath or an unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Loose teeth
- Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing
- Darker colouring of the gums
- Swelling or puffiness
- Gums that are receding from your teeth
- Unexplained sores in your mouth
These warning signs could suggest that you have gum disease. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important you address them as soon as you are able to ensure that you correct the gum disease before it worsens.
Safeguard your smile
There are a number of things you can do to keep your gums as healthy as possible. Ensuring that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day can lay the foundations for a healthy smile. In addition to an excellent oral hygiene routine, it is generally recommended to visit the dentist approximately every six months. This is important to evaluate your gums health and notice any concerns that you, yourself, may miss. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle you can also reduce your chance of developing gum disease.
To learn more about our treatments, or to book an appointment at our Upper Mt Gravatt dental practice, please contact our team.