What is gum disease and how does it occur?
Posted in: Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease affects most people at some time during their life. It's usually caused by a build-up of plaque on teeth. One of the common signs of gum disease is bleeding gums.
It is a progressive disease, that starts initially as gingivitis and further deterioration and unimprovement of local and systemic factors may lead to periodontal disease.
Gingivitis: Warning! Warning! In danger of gum disease!
- Fortunately, it's a reversible condition
- It's inflammation of the gums (the pink stuff) due to plaque accumulation and irritation
- Signs of gingivitis include bleeding, redness and swelling of the gums
- If you have any of these symptoms, please contact us immediately
Periodontal disease: This is when you haven't listened to any of the advice above!
- Also known as gum disease, causing red, swollen gums and can mean the tissue and bone that hold teeth in place may be destroyed
- Chronic plaque accumulation will irritate the gums
- Plaque can harden into tartar and worsen the condition
- Major reason for tooth loss
- The damage is irreversible
- We play an active role in halting the progression of gum disease through deep periodontal cleaning. But unresponsive cases may require further attention by a periodontist (specialist).
What causes my teeth to stain and discolour?
Staining and discolouration of your teeth can be caused by many reasons. Some are due to your lifestyle while others are from faults in your tooth. Common reasons for discolouration include
- Diet (consumption of red wine, coffee and tea)
Professional teeth cleaning may remove all these stains and restore your teeth back to their natural glorious whiteness. You also may consider our professional teeth whitening to achieve your amazing smile!