Avoiding Gum Disease Periodontitis

Posted on : 27-10-2012 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health

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Periodontitis is a serious and advanced stage of gum infection that destroys the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. Periodontitis is caused by bacteria that result in a mouth infection. Periodontitis is usually the result of poor oral hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing and regular professional dental cleanings can greatly reduce your chance of developing periodontitis. Periodontitis is irreversible.







Periodontitis Symptoms

Symptoms may include the following:

  1. Redness or bleeding of gums while brushing teeth
  2. Sensitive and loosing Teeth
  3. Gum swelling
  4. Bad breath
  5. Deep pockets between the teeth and the gums
  6. Loose teeth, in the later stages.
  7. Health Decline
  8. An unpleasant taste in the mouth
  9. Pus between teeth and gums
  10. Teeth move when eating

How We Avoid Periodontitis?

Brush your teeth in the morning and at night at the very least. When possible, brush after meals to remove food particles that could accumulate bacteria and plaque on your teeth.

  1. Use a fluoride toothpaste. Using toothpaste with fluoride helps to prevent decay.
  2. Disrupt the bacterial-mycotic growth and formation of subgingival plaque.
  3. Floss your teeth at least once a day to strengthen your gums and to remove plaque from between your teeth and around your gums.
  4. Use an alcohol-based antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria after flossing, when the gums are most lying on your front to bleeding or cut.
  5. Using a ‘soft’ tooth brush to prevent damage to tooth enamel and sensitive gums.
  6. Regular dental check-ups and professional teeth cleaning as required. ?  Have a full dental exam completed once a year with X-rays and a full cleaning to remove plaque buildup and to review any erosion at the base of your teeth.
  7. Use an oral irrigator to flush food buildup, plaque and bacteria away from the gums and out from between the teeth. This is optional but greatly reduces the likelihood of periodontitis.
  8. Visit your dentist for regular check ups. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis is the best way to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy.


For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi

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