Oral Hygiene and Gum Disease at Ambience Dental Practice in Swindon

Gum disease is inflammation of the tissues that support teeth and attach them to the jaw. The early stages of the disease only involves soft gum tissue and is called gingivitis. Later, it may spread to the bone and is called periodontitis.

Nowadays, in the UK, gum disease is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adult, and can lead to dentures, bridges or implants.

In order to prevent gum disease, it is important to remove plaque and food debris from around your teeth, as this will stop your gums from swelling and becoming infected.

If you leave plaque on your teeth, it can develop into tartar which can only be removed your dentist or hygienist.

It is therefore important to keep up your regular dental appointments so that your teeth can have a thorough clean if you need it.

We provide NHS dental cleans where clinically necessary, and also provide cosmetic cleans for stain removal - for example tea and coffee stains, at an affordable price. Please ask your attending dental surgeon who will advise you accordingly.