Regular dental check-ups, proper brushing twice a day and flossing will not only improve your oral health but prevent or help identify more serious issues such as gum disease.
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is often painless and can easily go undetected without regular dental check-ups. If left untreated it can eventually lead to serious issues including tooth loss and infections. Gum disease can be treated but is best managed if diagnosed early.
Gum disease is often painless and the signs are often subtle. Symptoms may include:
Oral health and the condition of your gums are essential to general health and wellbeing at every stage of life. The best prevention is regular visits to your dentist or hygienist to identify gum disease as early as possible.
Learn more about Periodontics and treatment of gum disease
The primary cause of gum disease is bacteria in the mouth, there are a few risk factors that can contribute to gum disease:
Learn more about some possible treatment options with your local Maven Dental practice. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist to further discuss and provide expert advice on getting your mouth on track