Your teeth are held in position by a supporting structure. This structure is made up of your gums, the underlying bone of your jaw, and an elastic fibre that surrounds each tooth root. Gum health refers to the health of all of these structures, keeping them healthy allows us to preserve the natural beauty of our smiles and faces. Healthy gums also reduce the risk of bacteria entering into our bodies.
Scientists have found a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, and a number of other serious illnesses.
What are the signs and symptoms of gum disease?
• Bleeding gums
• Gum recession
• Gum pocketing
• Gum swelling/ abscess
• Bad breath/ Halitosis
• An increasing space between the teeth
• Tooth migration/ movement
• Tooth mobility
• Tooth loss
Your dentist will examine your gum health during your consultation and recommend an appropriate level of care. This may range from oral hygiene instruction and the removal of hard deposits (tartar) to pocket reduction therapy and regenerative treatments.
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Here at Pure Smiles we offer Hygienist services, gum health advice and treatment to patients in Fulham, Chelsea, Putney Kensington and surrounding areas of Central London and West London. If you would like to benefit from our care please call us and arrange an appointment.