Gum Disease in Beckenham, Kent
Gum disease affects almost everyone at some stage in their lives. It is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in the world but can be totally preventable if gums and teeth are looked after properly.
At Orchard House Dental Practice our dedicated dentists and hygienists encourage all our patients to book regular appointments throughout the year in order to carry out the necessary gum and teeth health checks.
Gum disease can develop quickly and if left untreated can lead to a number of problems such as bad breath (halitosis), bleeding gums and the eventual loss of teeth.
Otherwise known as gingivitis, gum disease is caused by the build-up of bacteria on the base of the tooth just along the gum line. This is called plaque, which eventually turns into tartar when hardened. This will then infect the gums, making them inflamed and sore.
Our team of highly qualified hygienists will be able to assist with removing any plaque, tartar and staining by cleaning with specialist equipment. They will also create a tailor made oral hygiene regime for you including brushing techniques, tips on flossing and using interdental brushes.
Before your appointment is complete, we will polish your teeth leaving your smile feeling shiny and new.