For all of the health warnings that you see about smoking, people still love a good puff on a cigarette; but it is not just your body that’ll suffer, your mouth and especially your gums will suffer from your habit as well over time. Smoking dries out your mouth and without the necessary saliva being present, it can leave your teeth and gums vulnerable to attacks from bacteria, from which, gum disease can easily strike. Gum disease is a nasty condition that will not only pillage and plunder your mouth and destroy your gums, it is also linked to heart disease and failure- as is smoking. This disease of the mouth is difficult to get rid of; it will take a lot of hard work and effort to beat, from both you and your dentist. You will need to change your habits at home and improve your oral hygiene; if you are keen on beating it, and you should be, you’ll also have to cut out the fags too. With any operation or treatment you have done, smoking gets in the way of the healing process and it will only worsen the condition of gum disease. If you want to know more about the damage smoking does to your gums, how to fight disease- even get advice on giving up smoking, then get in contact with Clifton Dental. Though they are based in Bristol, they serve the Chepstow area and are experts in this field.
There are some conditions in the mouth that make an immediate threat, yet, by working with your dentist, can be overcome quickly. One condition however operates more sinister than these easily remedied conditions and only comes to light when it has started to already do damage to not only your teeth and gums, but to all of the most vital organs in your body: this is the evil of gum disease. Like anything, it starts with plaque and tartar and soon starts to affect your gums. The first signs may be when your gums ‘weep’ or bleed after brushing, but if you ignore these early warnings, your gums will start to recede and in the end, you’ll lose your teeth. More dangerous though is the fact that the disease will be poisoning your bloodstream and over time can cause your heart, liver and kidneys to fail. Beating and stopping it will take a massive amount of work from you, your dentist and hygienist. You must change your lifestyle and improve your diet; cut down on the fags and booze and up the levels of your oral hygiene. Using herbal products will greatly help with the health of your gums and stop the disease from getting worse, because if it does it will be harder and more expensive to thwart. Clifton Dental of Bristol serves Weston-super-Mare and they are the people to call for advice if you are suffering from any level of gum disease.
Any form of disease is something you need to avoid at the best of times, but especially in your mouth because not only can it destroy you teeth and gums, it can spread throughout you body as well. In the mouth, the catalysts of all problems are plaque and tartar. One will attack the surfaces of your teeth whilst the other will strangle the gums and then infect them- then you are into tooth decay and gum disease and it’s not a nice place to be either. With your teeth, you may solve the problem with a filling or root canal treatment if it is bad, but with gum disease, it is going to take a monumental effort from you and your dentist to overcome. You need to re-address the way you go about your oral hygiene, your diet, your philosophy on life and your personal habits, and again, this will involve your dentist. It isn’t all doom and gloom and you can overcome these issues if you put in the effort. For facts about the problems tooth and gum disease can cause, then get in touch with someone who knows, the Clifton dental studio in Bristol, as they serve dentists in Swindon.
Gum disease is very unforgiving and can wreak absolute havoc throughout your mouth and body. Everything you do to keep your teeth and gums clean is designed to stop this from breaking out. Oral hygiene will breakdown bacteria and prevent the growth of plaque. Plaque is dangerous and the root of all problems in your mouth; if it gets a foothold, it will harden into tartar and this will form around the base of your teeth and start to infect your gums. Now, you can buy certain electric toothbrushes that can breakdown tartar, but so long as you keep up regular dental visits, dentists will be able to remove this in a flash- they can also advise you on how you can prevent this happening again. Another preventative way of stopping the outbreak of gum disease is to have your teeth deep cleaned from time to time. This involves scaling and polishing below the gum line to remove anything that may promote gum disease. It is a complex disease to fight, but if you work hard, you and your dentist can stop it from happening. For more information on preventing gum disease, you should contact the Clifton dental studio as they serve the Swindon area.
Gingivitis, or gum disease, is one of those conditions that cause maximum damage to your mouth and indeed, throughout your body- it is very toxic, but it is also very complex to treat as well. You need help from your dentist at the first sign of the disease; this comes to light if your gums bleed after brushing, or weep, leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Your dentist will do everything possible, but in the end, it’s down to you. Strong products may be too much for your gums, so you need to change to things that can help fight the problem. One of the best options you have is the use of herbal remedies. Rinsing with salt water will help to stop the bleeding and weeping, but since the disease has made a start, you have to keep on top of it. There are many remedies that you can use to help soothe and invigorate your gums so you may need to do some research on line or talk to someone that knows all about herbal remedies. Echinacea, clove oil, tea tree oil, aloe vera and eucalyptus are among a dozen or so products you can weave into your daily regime. You can use them on your toothbrush, and soak your dental floss in them to ensure you are reaching all areas of your gums. Massaging your gums with herbal remedies will also help to diffuse any infection and enhance blood flow. You can buy all of these products in Bath, but using them is another thing, so you’ll need a professional take on it and if you can contact the Clifton dental studio in Bristol, they can point you in the right direction.
The body is a complex jigsaw of parts that feed of each other. Everything is connected but as long as everything is in working order and you look after each other, you will lead a healthy life. The problems come when one of these bits of the puzzle becomes diseased or infected and soon, the disease will be spread around the body through the bloodstream. As odd as it seems, gum disease is one of the worse methods of this happening. It starts quite calmly at first; plaque in the mouth will quickly harden into tartar around the bottom of the teeth and then clogs up the gums. These will soon become infected and aside from leading to other evils such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, it is the toxins from the infection that do the most damage, they will be passed around the body by your blood and deposit themselves in the body’s most vital organs and over time, will cause them to fail. The early signs of gum disease can be found if your gums bleed when you brush your teeth. Your gums will later weep toxins and leave a bad taste in your mouth. This is the time to leap into action. First, tell your dentist so that between you, you can tackle the issue head on and avoid having tissue and bone grafts later on down the line. Your dentist will do all that is possible to deep scale and polish below the gum line, and disinfect your roots to remove any infection, but the rest is down to you; improve your diet, cut out your bad habits and improve your oral hygiene. In Swindon, you are served by the Clifton dental studio of Bristol, so you should call them for advice about issues relating to gum disease.
As the Clifton dental studio of Bristol can tell you in Bath, there are some very serious conditions that can pop up in your mouth that will not only threaten your oral health, but also see you end up losing your teeth and with all these diseases, they all have the same starting point- plaque. If this is allowed to get a footing in your mouth it will start to eat away at your teeth and infect your gums. Now you are running the gauntlet of tooth decay and gum disease and if the problem is still allowed to flourish, it will then go beyond your teeth and start to eat away at your jaw bones- a condition known as periodontal disease. This is pretty much as bad as it can get in your mouth and it will lead to tooth loss. However, it can be treated, but it won’t be easy. Your teeth and their roots must first be cleared of any infection; this will take root canal treatment and some very deep cleaning below the gum line to remove any signs of the infection in your jaws. In some cases, you may require tissue and bone grafts to solve the problem and this is one hell of an operation to perform. But it can be done and is the only way of stopping periodontal disease from running riot. It will also take a lot of discipline from you as well and you will have to turn your life around, improve your diet and put a stop to the bad habits that got you to this stage in the first place.
As much as we try to get to grips with looking after ourselves each day, things will often go wrong, which is why we have doctors and dentists to patch us up again in Swindon. However, there is no room for complacency just because we have someone to go running to. Your mouth is just as complex as the body and it is constantly under threat from plaque and bacteria, which normally can be checked by a good oral hygiene regime and the dentist, but if your start to skip on these basics, then you will be leaving open to even worse scenarios such as tooth decay and a killer- gum disease. The first signs of gum disease are bleeding and weeping gums and at this stage the problem is manageable by you and your dentist, but if it is left to fester, it will lead to the gums receding, the teeth to become loose and bone loss in the jaw. But whilst all this is going on, the disease is constantly poisoning the blood that flows through the body and into your most vital organs and in time, it will cause them to fail. Depending on the stage that the disease is at depends on the action required to cure you of it, but the longer it goes on, the more intense and shocking the treatment becomes. Clifton Dental of Bristol, who serves this area, can supply you with any details relating to gum disease.
Periodontal (gum) disease occurs when an infection attacks the gums and the surrounding area causing them to become inflamed, bleed and recede.
Harmful bacteria which collect in the gums, due to a build up of tartar on the surface of the teeth, are the main cause of gum disease.
The disease can cause discolouration of the gums from a coral pink to a violent shade of red and results in the inflammation of the smooth gingival tissue. Discovering that your gums begin to bleed when you are brushing your teeth is a certain sign that you have acquired a `form of the disease, whether it be a mild or more severe. Moreover, if you notice that your gum line has begun to recede, you must immediately get advice through Clifton Dental with your local dentist in Bristol.
Diagnosis of periodontal disease will then require treatment, whether the simple process of your dentist removing the diseased gum tissue and the infectious bacteria, or a more serious surgical procedure to remove diseased pockets from the gums. Unfortunately, removing diseased pockets may result in a loss of tissue and over exposed teeth.
Maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping a regular dental health routine is the best way to prevent the onset of gum disease. Good oral hygiene includes cleaning your teeth properly, twice a day, refraining from smoking, eating a diet low in sugar, flossing at least once a day and ensuring you attend regular check-ups with your local dentist.
Gingivitis is a term for the earliest stages of gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease. With gingivitis, there is typically no pain for the patient. Symptoms include swelling of the gums and a tenderness of the gums. Your gums may look very red and swollen. You may experience frequent bleeding of your gums, especially when you brush your teeth. Because you experience no pain with gingivitis, you may be tempted to ignore the symptoms. If gingivitis is ignored, it will progress into what is known as periodontitis. Periodontitis refers to when the infection has spread to the connective tissues holding your tooth to your gums. Your gums will recede and there will be pain and significant bleeding. If left untreated, periodontitis will result in the loss of your natural teeth and you will need restorative procedures such as dental implants. Gingivitis exposes more of your teeth to bacteria and makes your mouth a more vulnerable ground for tooth decay. You may experience constant bad breath, known as halitosis. The best way to fight gum disease is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Practice good oral hygiene at home and visit your dentist regularly for check ups and clean ups. If you are already experiencing symptoms of gum disease, consult your dentist in Bath as quickly as possible to stop the problem before severe complications arise.