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Periodontal Care

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21 Princes Highway, Norlane, VIC 3214

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Periodontal Care Norlane Geelong

Proper oral hygiene is the most important action one can take to prevent and treat gum disease. Many people overlook taking care of their gums when it comes to oral health and focus on getting bright, white teeth instead. However, healthy teeth require healthy gums.

Gum disease can result in tooth loss. Fortunately, a person can do quite a bit to prevent and even reverse the effects of gum disease. These include:

Proper brushing

Brush your teeth after every meal. This helps remove the food particles and plaque trapped between your teeth and gums. Scrub your tongue too, since it can harbour bacteria. Your toothbrush must be soft-bristled and fit in your mouth comfortably.

Consider using an electric toothbrush. These can help lessen the chance of gingivitis and plaque compared to manual brushing. Change your toothbrushes or toothbrush heads every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles start to fray.

Choose the right toothpaste

Store shelves are lined with toothpaste brands that claim to reduce gingivitis, freshen breath, and whiten teeth. How do you know which one is good for your gums? Make sure to choose a fluoride-containing toothpaste. After that, the flavour and colour is up to you!

Daily flossing

Flossing at least once a day helps remove the plaque and food that’s beyond your toothbrush’s reach.

Careful rinsing using mouthwash

Usually available over the counter, fluoride mouthwashes can help reduce plaque, prevent or reduce gingivitis, reduce the speed that tartar develops, or a combination of these benefits.

Plus: A mouth rinse helps remove food particles and debris from your mouth, though it’s not a substitute for flossing or brushing.

Visits to the dentist for regular dental check-ups

If you visit your Norlane dentist regularly, we can spot early gum disease signs. In that way, symptoms can be treated before they become more serious. Professional cleaning at your dentist’s office is the only way to remove tartar.

It can also get rid of plaque that you were not able to remove while brushing or flossing. If you suffer from gingivitis, brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings can help reverse its effects.

Quit smoking

Smoking is strongly related to the onset of gum disease. Since smoking weakens the immune system, it also makes it harder to fight gum infections. Also, smoking makes it hard for your gums to heal once they’ve been damaged.

Aside from these steps to help keep the gums healthy, we will also provide diet tips for healthy gums and explain how to detect the symptoms of gum disease.

Periodontal Care in Norlane Geelong

Prevention is always better than cure.

At Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants, we provide preventive dental services that will help you maintain your oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring.

Periodontal Care in Norlane Geelong

For more information about periodontal care in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 21 Princes Highway in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is the swelling, soreness, or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease.

What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a condition that causes the gums around the teeth become red and swollen. Often, the gums bleed when they are brushed while cleaning.

What is a periodontal disease?

Long-standing gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease. There are a number of kinds of periodontal disease, and they all affect the supporting tissues of the teeth. As the disease gets worse, the bone supporting the teeth in the jaw is lost, loosening the teeth. If untreated, the teeth may fall out eventually.

Am I likely to develop a gum disease?

Probably. Most people have gum disease, and it is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults. Although, the disease develops very slowly in most people, and it can be slowed down to allow you to keep most of your teeth for a long time.

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