Gum Health & Fresh Breath


Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be warning signs of gum disease. Gum disease and can affect any group and  occurs when plaque builds up around the gum margins, often causing them to bleed when brushed. Toxins from plaque can destroy the attachment of the gum to the tooth, causing a deep pocket which allows plaque bacteria to invade and hide deep below the gum tissue. This has been shown to increase the risk of Oral Cancer, and to be linked to other health problems such as Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pneumonia, and even Miscarriage and Pre-Term Birth.

Gum disease is the main reason for losing your teeth after the age of 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.

Our Dentists and Hygienists have extensive expertise and a gentle approach and develop the maintenance programme best suited to you. We 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 may need to be more frequent. Regular treatment will help prevent a lot of future dental work. Healthy gums are a key part of your smile and fresh breath.

If you have any queries in regards to any of Jeremy’s dental services, please feel free to send him a message from the contact page of our website. He would be only too happy to advise you on a plan to suit your budget, lifestyle and expectations. Alternatively you can send an email via our enquiry form below.