Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, is a catch-phrase that we use to describe conditions that affect the tissue around your teeth. If your gums bleed when you brush, or they’re very sensitive, or if you’ve noticed they seem to be receding, or if you have a problem with bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth, you may have gum disease. Gum disease is caused by bacteria, which form on your teeth around the gum line. You can read more about gum disease here.
There’s a growing body of evidence that the health of your gums is linked to the health of the rest of your body. If you catch it early, gum disease can be treated successfully. But it can also be affected by lifestyle factors (such as whether you smoke or drink), some medications, stress, pregnancy and some illnesses.
One of the best ways to address periodontal disease is by visiting our hygienists. Dental Hygienists have been part of the Progressive Dental team for 14 years now, and their dedicated job is to bring your mouth and gums to their optimal healthy state. Their focus on hygiene allows them to devote the ideal time and expertise it takes to do a thorough job with a gentle touch.
For more information on gum disease or to request a consultation, call our dental surgery in Cremorne on 02 8076 1957 or click here to email us.