Happier, Healthier Smiles - National Smile Month 2020
19th May 2020
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Gum disease screening is a fundamental part of the oral check-up procedure. Inflammation, pain and/or infection of the gum areas are symptoms which may indicate the presence of gum disease. The two most common types of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontal disease.
This is when there is swelling of the gum tissue and the gums look extremely red and inflamed. When brushing teeth the gums will start to bleed during the cleaning process.
If left untreated gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease, which is a more advanced and serious form of gum disease. There are a number of different forms of periodontal disease which impinge on the gums. As the disease worsens it can lead to bone loss around the root of the teeth and jaw. This can then make teeth wobbly and may even result in tooth loss.
Plaque is the reason that gum disease occurs. It is small layer of bacteria which coats the teeth and the gum area frequently. A lot of the bacteria within plaque are not dangerous, whilst some are proven to be the reason for gum disease. The only way to counteract this is by having an effective oral hygiene technique, which should include brushing and flossing to remove bits of plaque from the mouth.
Gum disease can continue to progress until it is too late. This is because it can strengthen and grow worse without much pain. However, many cases of gum disease do involve noticeable signs of pain and tenderness. There may also be abscesses on the gums and the pus from them may become visible if they leak. Over the course of time the jawbone around the infected gum and teeth can disintegrate. If the gum disease is not treated then it can become much more difficult to treat.
An initial warning is signs of blood on the toothbrush or when you rinse out the mouth after brushing. There may also be bleeding when you eat certain foods and or if you taste blood in your mouth. This can also affect the breath and make it smell bad.
Kind words from our patients mean a lot to us. Thank you! We're very happy to read reviews that commend the Plymouth team and the dentists "excellent care" and "professional service". Recent patient reviews commend our excellent care: "In safe and caring hands - Without exception the treatment I have received has been outstanding. From the reception staff through each of the individuals involved, their focus is on you and you're fully involved in any…More Testimonials
We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…More Testimonials
A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…More Testimonials
SpaDental Plymouth sincerely thanks everyone who responds to our request to review the practice. We love reading all your positive comments. That said, we also take on board the suggestions you make. Because we take Plymouth patient reviews seriously, we read them carefully to see if anyone is less than satisfied with their experience and we use that information to guide our practice. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient…More Testimonials
This last week we asked our patients who have visited the practice in the last few months to submit their comments online. We truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…More Testimonials
"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces two years ago, and having left it far too long I eventually thought I ought to try to get myself an NHS dentist. Recognizing the unique challenges that veterans face when they leave the military, Spa Dental's veterans policy enabled me to get an initial appointment and receive treatment as an NHS patient - exactly what I'd hoped for. The professionalism and friendliness of…More Testimonials
A glowing testimonial for Dental Surgeon - veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire. Veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire "Excellent treatment! Absolutely delighted! Dr Jindal replaced two veneers for me, providing throughout brilliant treatment. He advised me of the options for the veneers and I opted for the better quality ones. The whole process was methodical and precise, keeping me informed step by step during the whole procedure. Great attention to detail was given to myself and the implants…More Testimonials
Dental Surgeon and her assistant are helping anxious patients to manage dental visits more easily. High praise for the team! We know that it can be hard for people to come in to see the dentist. Here's one message: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your care at my recent dental visit. Lucy, I know because of your care and attention to my needs I feel so much better attending an…More Testimonials
We really appreciate all the reviews we're getting from patients who visit SpaDental Plymouth. Your feedback helps us feel confident we give good advice and offer a great dental service to Plymouth patients. Thank you! Here are some recent reviews: These two reviews highlight the importance of regular examination of the soft tissues in the mouth. "I feel... grateful to [my dentist] for referring me to Derriford hospital for a lump to be removed from…More Testimonials
At SpaDental Ledbury we're enjoying reading your reviews! In April, we asked you to share your experiences with us. We've been emailing our patients to ask you to fill in on-line forms so that we know how your appointments went. It's been heart-warming to read the kind things that you've said about us in your reviews. Thank you! Here are a few of the comments that we've received: "Very professional. Always polite and helpful. Easy…More Testimonials
Updated: 23rd June 2020
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