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Gum Care in Cheltenham

Woman with big smileGums are an essential part of your oral health, but they often don’t get the same love as our teeth, even though they play a vital role in supporting the teeth and keeping them in place.

Poor brushing techniques and inadequate oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, which can cause discomfort, bleeding, and even tooth loss. Thankfully, we can help!

Importance of Proper Brushing Techniques

The most common cause of gum disease is poor brushing techniques. It is crucial to teach people the right way of brushing their teeth, or the most efficient way of brushing. Brushing alone is not enough; directing the toothbrush to clean the gums is also necessary. Many people focus on cleaning their teeth, but they do not pay enough attention to their gums, which can cause gingivitis. Encouraging regular checkups and cleanings will help remove the plaque under the gums that can’t be reached by regular brushing.

Medical Conditions and Gum Disease

Medical conditions also play a role in gum disease. Some health issues such as diabetes and heart disease can aggravate gum disease, making it more challenging to manage. In such cases, it is crucial to address the medical condition and its impact on gum health.

Treatment for Gum Disease

Treating gum disease involves managing the condition and providing regular cleanings. The first step is to manage most cases through regular cleanings and antibiotics. However, if the gums do not respond to regular cleanings and antibiotics, we refer patients to specialists for deeper cleanings or bone regeneration. Periodontists can help manage more severe cases of gum disease.

Importance of Regular Checkups

Regular checkups and cleanings are crucial for proper gum health. They can help prevent gum disease by identifying and addressing potential issues before they become severe. During a checkup, we’ll evaluate your gum health and provide recommendations on how to maintain them for years to come.

If you suspect oral health issues or would like to book a checkup and clean, contact us today to schedule a visit.


Gum Care Cheltenham VIC | (03) 9583 8988

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