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Dont ignore bleeding gums, oral health advice Milton Keynes

Why Ignoring Bleeding Gums is a Really Bad Idea

Do you sometimes notice blood while brushing or flossing? This could be a sign of gingivitis, a preliminary form of gum disease, or even other underlying oral health issues. Here at Northlight Dental in Milton Keynes, we’re dedicated to providing expert advice and treatments for such symptoms.

Bleeding gums can be an indication of plaque accumulation at your gum line. If neglected, this plaque transforms into tartar (calculus), which can give rise to gingivitis. Alarmingly, if conditions worsen, this could escalate to periodontitis – a serious gum disease that might result in tooth loss.

Our experienced dental professionals at Northlight Dental state: “If you’re observing any gum bleeding, your immediate action should be refining your oral hygiene. It’s crucial to brush your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste. Also, never skip on flossing or using interdental brushes. And remember, always opt for a soft-bristle toothbrush and brush gently.” However, should the bleeding continue, it’s a signal that professional intervention might be necessary”.

Our team are here to help you. We offer a wide array of dental services tailored to counter gum diseases. Whether it’s deep cleaning treatments such as scaling and root planing, or even more sophisticated periodontal procedures, we’re equipped to handle it all.

The Northlight Dental philosophy goes beyond just immediate treatments, we’re advocates for preventative dental measures. As Dr. Sunil Passan, our lead dentist, often emphasises: “A regular dental check-up is key to maintain optimal oral health and catch potential issues early on. As soon as gum bleeding or other symptoms are spotted, we can take immediate action before it escalates into a more serious condition.

Northlight Dental are not just about treatments. We believe in education. Our clinic is a reservoir of resources and personalised dental health advice to help you keep your gums healthy. We recognise the unique nature of individual dental health, giving you personal strategies for better oral health.

If you notice any signs of gum bleeding, the best course of action is to improve your oral care routine. If the problem persists, remember professional care is just around the corner. At Northlight Dental in Milton Keynes we are ready with both dental treatments and preventive dentistry to ensure your smile remains healthy and radiant.

Don’t let bleeding gums keep you from smiling. Contact Northlight Dental today and take the first step towards optimal oral health by calling 01908 584461.

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