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A Guide to Gum Disease and How We Treat It

Preventative dentistry is a key factor when it comes to stopping gum disease in its tracks. At Parade Dental Practice, Bridgwater, we provide effective, lasting solutions and advice for healthy, pain-free gums.

Did you know gum disease is linked with diabetes, heart disease
and strokes?

That’s right. The condition of your gums can give us a lot of information about your general health. Another reason why it’s so important to maintain good oral hygiene and ensure any problems are nipped in the bud as early as possible.


The easiest way to steer clear of gum-related issues is to follow a good dental hygiene regime – brushing and flossing daily to remove any plaque from your teeth.


There are two types of gum disease, with gingivitis being the less serious of the two and periodontal disease being a more advanced problem that needs immediate treatment.

What is gingivitis?

This is where your gums become inflamed. You may have noticed that your gums have a tendency to bleed when you brush; this is a good indicator of an issue that needs looking into by your dentist.


Although gingivitis is a commonplace complaint, it should not be ignored, as over time it can develop into periodontal disease.

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease affects the tissues supporting the teeth. The loss of anchorage leads to loose teeth and can even result in a tooth falling out.

At Parade Dental Practice, we check for signs of gum disease with every visit you make, allowing us to spot the warning signs early on and provide effective preventative treatment alongside a dental hygiene plan tailored to you.

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Don’t put up with swollen, painful or bleeding gums.
Talk to one of our receptionists today about booking an appointment.

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