Gum disease has been linked to medical conditions such as heart attack and diabetes as well as general ill health. Although symptoms such as bleeding or receding gums, bad breath and loose teeth are common, they are often ignored as there is no associated pain. It is important to understand that gum disease leads to loss of bone support which in turn leads to loose teeth and finally tooth loss. It is important to have these issues attended to by our staff so feel free to ask about your gums at your next visit. Plan and act so as to keep your own teeth for life as dentures are not inevitable.
Pregnancy can induce an increase in gum disease and not only affect the mother’s health but also that of her unborn child. A good reason to have your teeth and gums checked whilst pregnant.