If I asked you what a disease is, your answer would have most likely have been something like…”something that’s not good for your body”. The obvious answer given would have been correct. Diseases are not our friends. They aim to harm us and make things a right pain. Luckily we get symptoms to warn us of the potential complications to come if gone untreated.
For clarity, a disease is a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms (Bleeding Gums), or that affects a specific location (Your Mouth), and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.
Although the introduction to this blog may seem a little dramatic, there’s nothing worse than reading about a topic when you don’t understand the basic meaning.
We at Robinsons dental therefore urge you to…..
Lose The Disease Or Lose Your Teeth – Your Choice
Many of you reading this may already know the ins and outs of gum disease. Especially if you’ve experienced symptoms before. However, if you’re experiencing symptoms like bleeding gums for the very first time, here are some bullet points geared to educate you on the need to know aspects of the disease.
Up To Speed On Gum Disease.
- Gum disease is caused by plaque that builds up around teeth that aren’t cleaned properly.
- There are different types/stages of gum disease. Gingivitis, Periodontitis, Acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis.
- “In the UK, up to nine in every 10 people have some gum disease, even if it’s only a small amount” – Bupa.
- In extreme cases, if your gum disease goes untreated, you may be referred for surgery. This means that treatment & education on prevention is the key.
Preventing Plaque – Avoid being branded with the “Majority” Label.
The odds are clearly stacked against us. Robinsons are on a mission to help educate our patients on gum disease prevention. Let’s take a look at some additional causes of gum disease other than a lack of consistent & efficient oral care.
- Stop smoking (easier said than done).
- Improve your diet, to boost your immune system.
- Avoid anything that makes your mouth dry such as antidepressants and antihistamines.
- Up your vitamin C intake.
Hopefully this brief overview is enough to bring you up to speed on the basics and encourage you to contact us.
Whether you have classic symptoms like bleeding gums, or simply have any questions regarding gum disease, the team of 5 at Robinsons are here to help, advise & treat your teeth as we would for the members of our own families.
See for yourself, why when it comes to teeth, so many Christchurch & Highcliffe residents choose Robinsons.