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Preventing Gum Disease in Bristol

Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease), is an extremely common condition and is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. In the majority of cases it is completely preventable and can be avoided with good oral hygiene and care.

At Stoke Lane Dentistry we strongly recommend regular visits to the practice for hygiene appointments and check-ups. Gum health is now more important than ever in light of the latest research linking it to serious health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Preventing Gum Disease in Bristol

Preventive Dentistry

How we can help you keep your gums healthy

  • Hygiene appointments for professional teeth cleaning
  • Early detection and treatment of problems
  • Prevent the build up of plaque and tartar
  • Advice on looking after your teeth and gums
  • Experienced hygienists and dentists

Call 0117 989 8600 or use our online form and book your dental appointment where you can speak to our friendly dental team about protecting your oral health.

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Preventive dentistry for healthy gums and teeth

We believe in prevention before cure and advise maintaining good, regular oral care, both at home and by coming to the practice. The early stages of gum disease (known as gingivitis) can quickly develop into more serious conditions if left untreated. Early warning signs can include bleeding gums (when brushing/flossing) and halitosis (bad breath).

Gum disease develops when bacteria is allowed to build up and form plaque at the bottom of teeth along the gum line. This can later harden into tartar, which infects the gums and makes them painful and tender. We are able to prevent and treat most periodontal conditions. In more serious cases, surgery by a specialist periodontist may be required.

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