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gum disease

Teeth & gums
March 23, 2017

Do you have gum disease?

Your gums are made of soft skin-like tissue which covers the bone that supports your teeth. When your gums are healthy, they form a tight seal with the tooth that limits the places bacteria can hide. How do you know your gums are healthy? Do a quick mirror check. Healthy gums are usually a light or coral shade of pink, but may also contain other pigments depending on your ethnicity. Colour changes in your gums (redness, yellow spots), as well as gum tenderness and bleeding, could be signs of gum disease. Gum disease is caused by plaque building up along…
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Teeth & gums
August 28, 2015

The top 3 causes of bleeding gums

Good oral hygiene isn’t only about preventing cavities, your gums are just as important as your teeth. Bleeding or swollen gums can be a sign that you’re brushing too hard or not flossing correctly, or it could be a symptom of gum disease. Here, we take a closer look at these top 3 causes of bleeding gums. (more…)
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Teeth & gums
September 12, 2014

3 Common oral diseases

Finally got your pearly whites? Now let’s work on keeping them healthy and disease-free. You might not know it, but there are many conditions that affect you teeth, gums and mouth. Here are three very common conditions that you should keep an eye out for. Dental cavities You hear about these all the time on toothpaste adverts. They’re essentially holes in your teeth that are caused by tooth decay. This is usually a result of eating too much sugar and starch and not practicing daily dental hygiene – brushing, flossing and rinsing. When food gets stuck between your teeth –…
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