Teeth are surrounded by Gums and bones which are the two important structures that holds the tooth in position. If you wish to keep your natural teeth for many years keeping the gums healthy is the key.
What is Gum disease ?
Naturally our gums are pink in colour and does not bleed on normal brushing. Teeth covered by thick layer of bacteria every few hours, which is called Dental Plaque. This bacterial layer should be removed everyday by brushing, failing to do so properly will lead to gum disease. If left untreated gum disease can progress into periodontal disease which ultimately leads to loss of affected tooth.
Most of the people might have noticed yellow deposit in their teeth. This deposit called dental calculus. Dental calculus is strongly adhered to the tooth , and cannot be removed by regular brushing . It will act as a safety house for disease causing bacteria • • • •
Bleeding gums and red color gums
sensitivity or pain
Gaps in between the tooth
loose tooth and seems to move away
When you bite , teeth fit together differently
Dentist uses special instrument knowns as ultrasonic scaler , which vibrates and remove the hard deposit from the mouth. This simple procedure can restore the gum health along with some home care from your side. More advanced form of gum disease requires special treatment like LASER therapy or deep gingival cleaning .
Brushing twice a day with right method
Flossing between teeth
Professional scaling and cleaning every 6-12 months
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