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General services- Miriam Grady Dental Practice



Good oral hygiene keeps your teeth looking clean, your breath smelling fresh, and is essential to your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems that can become serious and quite costly to resolve.

Proper cleaning of teeth removes dental plaque and tartar which prevents cavities, gingivitis, infection and gum disease.

This is why we strongly recommend that teeth be thoroughly examined by one of our dentists and cleaned professionally twice a year by a skilled member of our hygienist team.

Teeth Sealants

Sealants can be applied to teeth to act as a barrier and protect enamel from plaque and acid.

Sealants work well for all ages. The development of decay begins early in life making children and teenagers obvious candidates, however adults can also benefit enormously from sealants.

Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. This is when the gums around the teeth become very red and swollen. Often the swollen gums bleed when they are brushed during cleaning.

Long-standing gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease. There are a number of types of periodontal disease and they all affect the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease gets worse the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out.

All gum diseases are caused by plaque. Plaque is a film of bacteria which forms on the surface of the teeth and gums every day. Many of the bacteria in plaque are completely harmless, but there are some that have been shown to be the main cause of gum disease. To prevent and treat gum disease, you need to make sure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day. This is doneĀ  regular by brushing and flossing. At Grady Family Dental we recommend twice yearly visits to our Dentist and Hygienist in helping the prevention of gum disease.

Unfortunately, gum disease progresses painlessly on the whole so that you do not notice the damage it is doing. However, the bacteria are sometimes more active and this makes your gums sore. This can lead to gum abscesses, and pus may ooze from around the teeth. Over a number of years, the bone supporting the teeth can be lost. If the disease is left untreated for a long time, treatment can become more difficult.

The first sign is blood on the toothbrush or in the rinsing water when you clean your teeth. Your gums may also bleed when you are eating, leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Your breath may also become unpleasant