As part of your overall dental hygiene, it’s important to know how to keep your gums healthy. If you need to have gum treatment in Melbourne, our dentist may also refer to it as Periodontal treatment.
Today, Holistic Dental Melbourne cbd discusses gum disease and how to look after your gums as part of your total dental care, in order to avoid needing gum treatment.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum Disease is also called periodontitis and affects around 22.9% of Australians. Gum disease is an infection of the gums that damages the soft tissue.
You may be showing signs of gum disease if your main teeth are loose, your gums bleed easily, your gums are inflamed, you have a continuous bad taste in your mouth or bad breath.
Preventing Gum Disease
Fortunately, gum disease is preventable with the right food and beverage choices, dental routine and regular dental check-ups.
Ensure you brush your teeth daily and floss well to remove any food particles between your teeth. Preventing the build-up of tartar goes a long way toward keeping your gums healthy.
Drinking plenty of water helps to remove food and drink and neutralise acid. You cannot underestimate the importance of fresh clean water.
Booking in for regular check-ups means we can advise areas that may require extra attention to prevent any dental issues. Make a time with the friendly team at Holistic Dental Melbourne CBD to discuss the status of your dental health.
Foods that Help Keep Your Gums Healthy
Your body assimilates well to fresh fruit and vegetables. So we always encourage families to get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables from ‘the colours of the rainbow’ to ensure good nutrition that also supports dental health.
Here are five foods we recommend to support gum health:
- • Foods such as yoghurt, contain good bacteria which can help keep a healthy biosphere in your mouth
- • A study published in June 2020 proves the power of ginger to cure gum disease, making this a very powerful food to assist in keeping gums healthy. So be sure to get some raw ginger into your diet
- • Another powerful food is the Shiitake mushroom where it’s known for its antigingivitis effect
- • Firm fruits such as apples can help with cleaning your teeth and gums
- • Nuts and seeds that contain high levels of omega 3 fatty acids.
Do I Need Gum Treatment?
The only way to correctly diagnose your dental issues, is for you to attend an appointment with one of our friendly Melbourne dentists.
When signs of gum disease are present, we may need to provide gum treatment at our Melbourne clinic. The first step is to undertake a deep clean to see if this repairs your gum problems.
Upon careful consultation, we can advise if gum treatment is necessary or if we can cure it without surgery.
Make a time today to see us – your dental health is worth it. Book your appointment online.