Gum disease is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth.

If you do not remove plaque from your teeth by brushing and cleaning in between them regularly, it builds up and irritates your gums.

There are things you can do yourself to prevent gum disease.

Do
-brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day – spit after brushing, do not rinse
-clean in between your teeth every day using floss or interdental brushes
-replace your toothbrush every 1 to 3 months
-see a dentist and dental hygienist for regular check-ups, especially if you’re pregnant or have type 2 diabetes

Don’t
-do not use mouthwash straight after brushing your teeth
-do not smoke

If you are in need of a check up or need an appointment with the Hygienist then get in touch with us today!
on 02392 822740 to book your appointment or email reception@lighthousedental.uk

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