Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. If left, this plaque builds up on and between teeth, irritating gums and making them swollen.
At Wimbledon Dental & Implant Centre, we recommend dental hygiene treatments to our patients. Why? Because even the best brushing and flossing routines cannot eliminate all traces of plaque. Left on your teeth, plaque becomes hard tartar, which cannot be brushed off. This then traps more plaque and the cycle repeats, causing gum disease and frequently bad breath.
Our Wimbledon hygienist removes plaque and calculus from your teeth in order to prevent the onset or progression of gum disease, and leaves your mouth sparkling clean.
For patients with more advanced periodontal disease, we have a specialist periodontist on our team who can analyse your specific situation and provide more intensive treatment to target your treatment needs.
The best way to help avoid gum disease and protect against your gums from receding is to practice good oral hygiene.
We will give you advice on the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean.