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Gum disease – signs to watch out for

Sun, 31st May 2020

During the COVID-19 lockdown, we have been forced to defer some of our patients’ routine health checks. In normal times, check-ups and dental hygiene appointments are important for identifying gum disease, or peridontal disease to give it the proper name. It’s something to take seriously. If you notice any of the following ‘red flags’ please give us a ring without delay:

Most people are at risk of mild gum disease, but some people are unlucky and are susceptible to more aggressive forms. These include people with diabetes (especially if poorly controlled), smoking, stress, a poor diet lacking in vitamins and minerals, obesity, and certain medications.

To prevent progression, there needs to be a 10/10 tooth and gum cleaning technique – something our hygiene team can help with.

If you have any of the above ‘red flag’ signs, please give the practice a ring.

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