To maintain healthy gums it’s very important to take regular visits to a dentist. At Kincorth Dental Practice we can identify any problems early before they become serious, which enables you to carry on regardless. We recommend all our patients follows a regular oral care routine of brushing their teeth at least twice a day, as well as flossing once a day to keep their gums as healthy as possible. If you have been treated for gum disease it is also advisable that you use a mouth wash rinse as part of your oral hygiene routine. For those patients with sensitive gums, it is important to choose a soft-bristle toothbrush to reduce the levels of irritation.
How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?
If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms we would recommend seeing a dentist for a check-up as soon as possible;
- Bleeding gums when you brush and floss
- Swollen gums that hurt to touch
- Loose teeth
- A noticeable receding gum line
- Persistent bad breath
Worried about the conditions of your gums? Make an appointment today!
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To arrange an appointment with us, or if you have questions and want to find out more about your oral hygiene, please feel free to contact the practice. Talk to a dentist
This video will show you how to brush your teeth correctly using a power brush.
Periodontal disease causes pocketing around the necks of the teeth. Left undisturbed plaque bacteria thrive in these pockets causing the pockets to deepen. A standard toothbrush is not able to access these pockets. The TePe Interspace brush can access these pockets and disrupt bacteria. Regular use will discourage disease-causing bacteria from accumulating.
Power Brushing – Angle the bristles at 45º to the gum line. There’s no need to scrub – hold the brush in position and after a few seconds sweep the bristles away from the gum. Repeat around the outer and inner surfaces of all teeth. Particularly effective inter-dentally. The whole procedure should take about 2 minutes.
Manual Brushing – Use small circular movements with the brush held at 45 degrees to the tooth. Move systematically around the mouth. Remember to clean the inside surfaces and the biting surfaces. Don’t forget behind the top and bottom teeth. A good technique will take 2 minutes.
Debris accumulates between the teeth. If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form. Use the floss with a back and forth motion and with a vertical action until all the plaque is removed. Work the floss gently under the gum.
The TePe interdental brush is used to clean in between teeth. Turning the brush on insertion will help access. Used daily, it removes plaque and food debris where your usual brush cannot reach.