Dentures and Gum Disease

Dentures provide not only an aesthetic option for missing teeth, but also assist 
with improved chewing ability and speech.

A complete or full denture replaces the natural teeth and provides support for
 cheeks and lips. Without this support, you may experience sagging facial muscles
Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth 

Gum disease
If your gums are bleeding after you have brushed your teeth or if your gums 
are reddening, you are showing the early stages of gum (Periodontal) disease.

Plaque that harbors bacteria can get in under the gum line of your tooth 
and can start weakening and softening your gums. Because it’s under the
 gum line you can’t always see it unlike tooth decay, gum disease 
doesn’t usually hurt or cause pain. 

When you brush, the infected gums are irritated to the point that the weak 
membranes are broken causing slight bleeding.   Pain is not always 
associated with bleeding gums as the moisture and saliva in the mouth have 
a natural numbing effect on the broken tissue.

The good news is that our Dental Hygienist and Dentist’s can treat it fairly quickly 
and bring your mouth back to its normal healthy condition.

Proper brushing and flossing, and use of an anti-plaque rinse and plaque-fighting 
toothpaste, help inhibit the plaque build-up that causes gingivitis.

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