At National Dental Care Brown Plains, our highly skilled dentists and hygienists make prevention a priority. Our goal is to provide our patients with long-lasting results and empower you to take better care of your teeth and gums.
We’ve made it our mission to create a dental practice that people of all ages enjoy visiting.
We see a lot of gum disease in our patients. We hope that by teaching our patients proper hygiene, we can work towards eliminating periodontal disease.
The nitty-gritty of gum disease
Periodontal disease, or as it’s more commonly known, gum and jawbone disease, is a bacterial condition which affects the supporting area of the teeth.
Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. If gum disease is untreated it can damage the structures that provide support and nourishment to your teeth.
When gums become inflamed, the seal between the teeth and gums separate. This makes a pocket where the infections grow and the bone is damaged.
What’s giving you gum disease?
These things increase your probability:
- smoking – smokers usually have more tartar buildup on their teeth and the longer you smoke, the harder it is to fix.
- poor oral hygiene increases your chances of gum disease and allow infections to grow.
- stress weakens your immune system so chill out and keep your gums healthy.
Getting a grip on gum disease
The key to healthy teeth and gums is brushing twice daily, flossing regularly and most importantly, visiting your dentist. What we eat also affects our oral health so a balanced diet and plenty of water helps to keep our teeth and gums in good nick.
Because you can’t see plaque, it’s hard to know where the build-up is and your toothbrush can only do so much.
Your hygienist will give your teeth a thorough clean and remove any plaque and tartar to ensure your teeth remain clean and healthy between visits.
Gingivitis is a warning sign of periodontal disease. If you notice your gums are sore or bleeding, contact your dentist ASAP. Getting a grip on gingivitis is a crucial step in keeping your mouth healthy. Periodontitis is treatable, but the key is early diagnosis.
Treatment can be as simple as booking a 45-minute hygiene appointment, sitting back, relaxing and having your teeth cleaned. Teeth play a huge role in our everyday lives, so make looking after them a priority.
Make your appointment online now to get your dental health checked.