Don’t let Gum Disease wipe the Smile Off your Face


Did you know that long term plaque build-up is one of the most common causes of gum disease and eventual tooth loss in the UK?

Servere gum disease (otherwise known as Periodontitis) is inflammation of your gums and affects more than half of adults who have their own teeth in the UK. If you don’t clean plaque off your teeth regularly with regular visits to a dental hygienist, your gums will become red and swollen – possibly resulting in them bleeding and eventual tooth loss.

How can Severe Gum Disease (periodontitis) affect General Health?

Periodontitis is the sixth most prevalent disease throughout the world and is significantly linked to general well-being and longevity. This is because there is evidence that with periodontitis bacteria from the diseased pockets under the gums enter the blood stream and can trigger low levels of inflammation in the blood stream and body in general.

Video: Guide to Periodontitis

Find out more about the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of Periodontitis by clicking on the below link to watch a highly informative video by the British Society of Periodontology:

If you are worried that you might be suffering from Periodontitis, your best next step is to discuss your concerns with your dentist. To book an appointment please call us on 0116 288 2029, email us at or complete our Online Contact Form »

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