General and Preventative Dentistry at Select Smiles
Consultation room at Select SmilesThe key to preventing future oral health problems is creating healthy habits and immediately addressing any potential issues that may arise. At Select Smiles, our team will keep your teeth and gums healthy at your periodic checkups. We recommend you have these appointments every six months.
Do You Suffer From Sensitive Gums?
It’s a common issue that your gums feel sensitive or bleed when you brush. Though many experience this problem, they may not realise that it’s often the first symptom of gum disease. With regular cleanings, you can prevent permanent damage from occurring that can’t be reversed.
The Effects of Gingivitis
The first stage of gum disease is referred to as gingivitis. If left untreated, bone loss, tooth loss and periodontal disease will result. It can impact everyone, no matter what your age. Smokers have a reduced blood supply to the gum tissue, and may not bleed as readily despite the presence of gum disease. It’s vitally important that smokers keep to their regular checkup schedule.