We get it, you want a gorgeous, white, bright, super sexy smile… who doesn’t? So why on earth do we keep banging on about gums? No one looks at your gums, they only see your teeth, right?
While this may be true, your gums are absolutely essential to keep that beautiful smile of yours looking its absolute best. Think about it, without strong foundations, your house would fall down, and the same thing goes for your teeth. Your gums act as the foundation, holding your teeth in place, so keeping your gums healthy will lead to a happy, pain-free smile for the long term.
So, what do you need to look out for?
Gum disease affects most people at some point in their lives. It’s incredibly common but easily avoided and relatively simple to overcome if caught early.
Early signs of gum disease, or gingivitis, are bleeding or swollen gums or a bad taste in the mouth. If you have noticed any of these symptoms, book an appointment as soon as you can so that we can provide treatment as well as help and guidance on how to reverse the condition.
If left untreated, gingivitis can become periodontitis, which is a condition that is irreversible. However, we can stabilise things and monitor your gum health closely so that it doesn’t get any worse.
Pick up the phone!
Remember that here at Sparklysmile we want you to make chums with your gums, so don’t fear phoning us, we’ll never tell you off and that’s a promise! We’re here to help and that will always be the case.
Our hygienist team – Bernadette, Esther and Tracey – have been working with us for more than 10 years and they have all benefitted from regular expert training. They all love helping our patient reach optimum oral health and keeping those beautiful, sparkly smiles super sexy for life!