Achieving a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums does not come about by accident. It requires a close relationship between the dentist and the patient as well as a total lifelong commitment to your dental health. At Anthony Spink Dental Suite in Brighton, we are your partners in helping you achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles.
At our practice we focus strongly on providing complete dental treatment for the entire family from young children through to mature-aged patients. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is achieved through continued preventive care. Our goal is to educate and inform all our patients on ways they can prevent tooth decay and gum disease from occurring, as we recognise this is the key to maintaining good oral health.
By regularly visiting our practice you can ensure that you can remain confident about the state of your oral health. You also ensure that minor issues such as tooth aches and bleeding gums can be addressed long before they become major issues requiring costly dental treatment. During your check-up we also conduct thorough assessments for any sign of oral cancer.
As part of our commitment to preventive dentistry, we provide endodontic treatment with the goal of preventing gum disease. Early stage gum disease, known as gingivitis, if not treated promptly can progress to advanced gum disease, commonly known as periodontitis. Periodontitis is very severe and can result in gum withdrawal, infections in the teeth as well as tooth and bone loss. It is for this reason that early detection and treatment of gum disease is very important.
By taking care of your oral health properly (brushing twice a day and flossing before bed) your risk of gum disease is greatly minimised. However sometimes gum disease is simply unavoidable, and if you notice some of the following symptoms we recommend booking an appointment with us as early as possible so we can assess your gums and provide treatment if necessary.
The common signs that may indicate you have gum disease include:
- The gums bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth
- Gums that are sore, swollen or red
- Unexplained mouth sores on the gums
- The gums receding or forming pockets between the teeth
- Chronic or persistent bad breath
- A constant bad taste in your mouth
- Teeth that are more sensitive than usual
- Loose or weakened teeth
If you are displaying any of these signs of gum disease, we recommend calling our practice to book in for a consultation.
Maintaining your oral health is vitally important to ensuring you keep your healthy teeth for life. Ultimately nothing quite beats the feel, form and function of your natural teeth and at Anthony Spink Dental Suite we will do whatever we can to help you keep your natural smile through all stages of life.