Gum disease (Periodontal Disease), symptoms and treatment explained by Kingston Upon Thames dentist

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Gum disease is inflammation of the gum caused by poor oral hygiene. Bacteria forms a sticky colourless plaque on the teeth. Daily brushing and flossing helps to remove the plaque. If the plaque is not removed regularly, it forms a hard surface on the teeth called tartar that can only be removed through professional cleaning by a dental hygienist. If plaque accumulation is not addressed early, it can lead to underplaying tissues and bone…

Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, do not ignore it, Surrey dentist explains

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If you experience bleeding gums while you are brushing you teeth, don’t consider it as normal. A Surrey dentist specialising in gum disease treatment explains: the bleeding is a disease process called gingivitis. It is caused by bacteria and if not cured can cause tooth loss and some serious health conditions. These include systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and bacterial pneumonia. If gums are not treated at this stage, it can progress…

What is Dentine Hypersensitivity? Explained by Surbiton Dentist

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Dentine hypersensitivity, or tooth sensitivity, is characterised by a short, sharp pain arising from exposed dentine in response to stimuli (typically thermal, evaporative, tactile, osmotic or chemical) which cannot be ascribed to any other form of dental defect or pathology.It can also manifest as a dull, throbbing ache.Despite its name, dentine hypersensitivity does not indicate sensitivity of the dentine – which does not feel pain or sensitivity – but the response of the pulp…

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