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How can I treat gum disease, gingivitis and periodontitis?

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2:13pm 23rd October 2015

Gum disease. OK, it’s not the sexiest of subjects to talk about – and it’s not just about having bad teeth and smelly breath. Did you know that according to recent scientific breakthroughs, people with poor oral health have an increased risk of stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

83% of adults in the UK have been diagnosed with some level of gum disease (also known as gingivitis) and if left untreated can develop into periodontitis which affects the tissue surrounding the tooth holding it in place. In severe cases, the bone supporting the tooth disappears, teeth become loose and can even fall out.

River Practices’ experienced periodontist Ben Pearson can help you to combat gum disease by thoroughly clean the surfaces of your teeth below the gum margin where the major plaque build up occurs.

Plus, he can help you to establish a good oral routine, and advise you how to brush your teeth correctly.

River Practices' treatments are simple and painless – so give the River Practice a call on 01872 242 444 to book your consultation with Ben, or find out more about treatment for Gum Disease here in Cornwall.


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