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The importance of healthy gums

If your gums are healthy and strong they will appear pink and firm. Healthy gums Sutton do not bleed when you brush or floss, and they will not feel sensitive or swollen. By maintaining a good dental hygiene routine and making sure that you visit us at Benhill Dental Practice on a regular basis you can ensure that you have healthy gums Sutton.


Looking after your gums

Unhealthy gums may appear red and swollen. They can feel sensitive or tender to touch and they bleed each time you brush or floss your teeth. Another key symptom of unhealthy gums is bad breath that does not go away with brushing. These symptoms are warning signs of gum disease or a gum infection and should not be ignored. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, it is important that you visit our dentist at Benhill Dental Practice as soon as possible. Our dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and put together a treatment plan for you. This may consist of simply maintaining better dental hygiene at home. Very often you will be referred to our hygienist. The hygienist will professionally clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar and restore healthy gums Sutton. Plaque and tartar consist of millions of bacteria which release acids and toxins that are harmful for your teeth and gums. By removing plaque and tartar from your teeth at the dentist and maintaining good dental hygiene at home you can enjoy excellent oral health .

If your gums are severely infected, then you may need deep cleaning. Deep cleaning removes plaque and tartar from underneath the gum line. This is a more invasive procedure but it will help restore the health of your gums. Visiting the dentist and hygienist in time helps prevent gum disease from advancing and causing tooth loss. Gums are the support structure that hold the teeth in place. Therefore, if your gums are infected then eventually this results in missing teeth. Missing teeth can have huge implications for not only your remaining teeth, but for your overall quality of life. If you have missing teeth, it is important that you speak to us at Benhill Dental Practice and find out about tooth replacement.

Dental implants for tooth loss

Missing teeth can be replaced using dental implants. They are small titanium screws that are inserted into the bone socket of your missing tooth and take 3 to 6 months to become fixed into your jaw. After this, you can replace the missing visible part of the tooth with a crown, restoring the appearance of your smile as well as the function of your mouth. Although this is an excellent piece of dental technology, even a dental implant is not as good as the real thing. This is why it is important that you look after your teeth and gums carefully. Healthy gums are vital for healthy teeth and healthy teeth are important for good health and wellbeing. Speak to us at Benhill Dental Practice today to find out more about looking after your teeth and gums.