Maintaining good oral health is absolutely key to preventing tooth decay and gum disease over the long term. We are great believers in prevention at Shelley Manor Dental and recommend you set up a good oral health programme which involves regular dental check-ups combined with a good routine at home. From an early age we are told to brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes, good solid advice that will contribute to keeping your teeth healthy over the long-term.
However as we grow older, we may need a little help with our oral health routine. Despite your best efforts you may notice some problems emerging with your teeth and gums. This is due to age related wear and tear combined with lifestyle habits such as smoking. Stress in our lives can cause teeth grinding which also contributes to problems with your teeth and gums.
When brushing you may even notice bleeding and your gums may feel sore, inflamed and tender. This could be a sign of gingivitis (inflamed gums) or gum disease (periodontitis).
A visit to our experienced hygienist may help. She give you advice on how to brush, show you how dental floss may help, or if you have a bridge or implant demonstrate how special little brushes can get into areas that an ordinary toothbrush can’t reach.
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