Oral Hygiene

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an inflammatory disease of the gums that results in the gradual and progressive destruction of the bone and ligament that hold the tooth in the jaw. It is caused by bacteria in plaque both above and below the gum line. If left untreated it can lead to the teeth becoming loose and having to be removed, or even falling out.

   

Fresh Breath and Oral Hygiene

Regular scaling and polishing will help keep your teeth and gums healthy, your smile whiter and your breath fresher. Scaling removes the hard tartar which cannot be removed by brushing. Stains from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine are removed by polishing. Excellent home care is vital. We can also advise you on good oral hygiene products and techniques, which will help you to keep your teeth in optimum condition and prevention of gum disease.