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Healthy Gums – Dental Hygienist in Leicester & Loughborough

This is the corner stone of our practice as gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss. Gum disease can present with:

  1. bleeding gums
  2. loose teeth
  3. bad breath
  4. bad taste

If left untreated it will lead to loss of teeth. Treatment is directed at improving the health of gum tissues.

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What causes gum disease?

Bacterial Plaque is the major causative factor of gum disease. It is a film of bacteria, which is present in your mouth and are constantly sticking to your teeth. These bacteria quickly multiply to form layers of plaque. If not thoroughly removed minerals from your saliva precipitate into the bacterial plaque forming calculus (Tartar).

 
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What is gingivitis?

This is the name given to inflammation of the Gingival Tissue (Gums) and occurs when bacterial plaque accumulates between the tooth and the gum. This is the first stage of gum disease and is reversible with treatment.

What is periodontitis?

Periodontitis is the name given to gum disease which has advanced to involve the periodontium. (the bone and ligament around each tooth). It is important to preserve the bone levels around your teeth in order to prevent your teeth from becoming loose.

There are many degrees of Periodontitis and the only way to diagnose the extent of the damage is with a periodontal examination. This is a simple and painless examination with a special instrument to check the bone level around each of your teeth.

At the Dental Suite we routinely carry out a gum examination to monitor your Periodontal Health. Should there be any problems, these are shown to you and explained in “simple English”. A treatment and maintenance plan is then devised to achieve optimum periodontal health. After all, your gums are the foundation for your teeth, your smile!

How can I prevent gum disease?

Thorough removal of bacterial plaque from the teeth and gums is paramount in the prevention of gum disease.

There are many recommended tooth brushing techniques and it can sometimes be a little confusing as to what we should do. It is important to remove bacterial plaque thoroughly without causing damage to the tooth enamel as this can cause sensitivity.

We advise against brushing with an up and down action and scrubbing from side to side as both of these techniques cause damage to the teeth and gums. Generally it is best to give tooth brushing advice on a one to one basis so that established habits can be reviewed and dexterity assessed.

We can also fissure seal your children’s teeth. This is a simple preventative procedure which covers the vulnerable chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars) with a protective coating of resin (plastic) which in conjunction with dietary advice helps to prevent tooth decay.

Conclusion

Gum disease is more common than tooth decay, and if left undetected can result in you loosing a healthy tooth. It does not have to be this way. Visit your dental hygienist regularly for gum examinations, treatment and advice. Together we will protect your smile.

Gum Hygiene in Leicester & Loughborough

If you are looking for Gum Hygiene treatment and are situated in the Midlands, you will find that our Loughborough and Leicester clinics are in easy to reach and convenient locations.

Our Clinics

The Dental Suite has been established for over 20 years. Since its inception, the practice has strived for clinical and customer excellence.

Dental Suite Nottingham 67 Melton Rd,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham
NG2 6EN
T: 0115 981 4400
Dental Suite Leicester 7-9 Rutland Street,
Leicester
LE1 1RB
T: 0116 255 4373
Dental Suite Loughborough 27 Park Rd,
Loughborough
LE11 2ED
T: 01509 231 144

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The Dental Suite

Let’s talk Root Canal treatment 🆘 Here one of our Dentists Vikesh answers the most commonly asked questions 📹 .......
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2️⃣ “How many appointments does it take?” At least one appointment is required (approximately 90 minutes) sometimes multiple appointments are required depending on the complexity of the case and the condition of the tooth beforehand.
Many people worry about having Root canal treatment but when done successfully it can prolong the life of the tooth for many years.
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Have you ever heard about “the Wand”, a computerised device which allows the dentist to numb up the tooth without a syringe. Our patients love it as it’s painfree! #dentist #nopain #painfreedentistry #thewand #syringe #leicester #loughborough #nottingham ...

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🚨 Smile Competition Finalists

📣 The long-awaited big announcement, the independent judges have been working through the shortlist of competition entries, and our task was to get it down to 5 finalists, but we couldn’t do it and so have broken our own rules and selected 8 finalists for our "win a smile" competition.

Those finalists are 👉
Camilla Pinto
Gemma Carrs
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Lynne Drewery
Siobhan Hunter
Courtney Kidney
Wayne Groocock
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🕺🏽 Well done to get so far.

🙏 Thank you, everyone, for entering our smile competition.

👀 Watch this space for the announcement of the selection day where all finalists will attend to tell their story and why they should win the smile of their dreams.
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