Gum Health

Healthy gums create a seal around the tooth, blocking bacteria from attacking the fibres and bones that hold the tooth in place.

Healthy gums are pink and firm with no areas of redness or swelling. Signs of unhealthy gums are: inflammation (gingivitis), bleeding gums during brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, receding gums, one or more teeth becoming loose. Gingivitis is treatable, but if left too long can lead to damage to the fibres and bones supporting the teeth (periodontitis) which is irreversible.

The main cause of gum disease is plaque, so it is important to remove plaque build up from teeth on a daily basis by regularly brushing and flossing all teeth with care.  We recommend eating a balanced nutritious diet and avoiding foods and drinks that promote tooth decay (ie those with high sugar content – sports drinks, juices, fizzy/soft drinks, sweet foods).

See our brochure: Healthy Gums

Gum Health

Bowman Dental

02 6331

104 Piper Street, Bathurst NSW