Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile
Many people believe that dentistry only focuses on teeth, the reality is that your gums are one of the most important factors in maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. At Aviva Dentistry, we like to think of the gums as the foundation of your smile – without them everything comes tumbling down!
Healthy gums are firm, pink and keep your teeth securely in place. Unhealthy gums will appear red or swollen and may also bleed when brushing or flossing. This is called gum disease, or gingivitis.
Gum disease can be treated and reversed with a good oral care regime, which includes brushing twice a day, flossing and attending regular dental hygiene appointments. Your hygienist will monitor gum disease to ensure things stabilise and reverse.