Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be warning signs of gum disease. Gum disease and the bad breath that goes with it affects all age groups with a build up of plaque that can produce a smell similar to rotten eggs. Gum disease occurs when plaque builds up around the gum margins, sometimes causing them to bleed when brushed. Toxins from plaque can destroy the attachment of the gum to the tooth, causing a deep pocket which builds up plaque faster, and is hard to treat at home.
Gum disease is the main reason for losing your teeth once you reach age 40. As more of us keep our teeth well into later life we quite literally become ‘long in the tooth’ due to gum recession, which exposes the root surfaces, causing teeth to become more sensitive and increasing risk of decay.
Regular visits to your hygienist can help you keep on top of the problem. Hygienists are specially trained members of the dental team who work with the dentist to help you maintain healthy gums and fresh breath.
Angela’s extensive expertise and gentle approach will show you the maintenance programme best suited to you. Angela will evaluate and assess your gum tissue, scale and polish your teeth and give you one-on-one customised instructions on maintenance.
It is recommended to visit a hygienist every 6 months although with advanced gum disease it is recommended you visit more frequently. Regular treatment by Angela will help prevent a lot of future dental work. Healthy gums are a key part of your smile and fresh breath.
At Killarney Dental here in Takapuna and Milford on the North Shore, Auckland we will offer you a wide range of options to suit your budget and your lifestyle.
Call the friendly team today at Killarney Dental in Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore on 09-488 9050 to make a booking or send an email via our enquiry form below.