Tooth Loss in Adults

Did you know that late-stage gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults? Often caused by a build-up of plaque and tartar at the base of the tooth, gum disease is relatively common and is quite easily avoidable through preventative care. Crestwood Family Dental provides examinations and treatments to reduce the likelihood of tooth loss due to gum disease.

When you visit our dental team in Molendinar, we provide a deep clean and scale, removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums.

This goes a long way to avoiding the onset of gum diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis. However, you will also need to undertake good brushing and flossing habits, as well as healthy dietary choices.

Not only can gum disease contribute to poor oral health, but it also affects the rest of your body. Get in touch with our team to book an appointment today.

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Signs of Gum Disease

Have you noticed that your gums have become red, tender or painful? You may be dealing with some form of gum disease. If your gums tend to bleed as a result of brushing, we recommend booking an appointment with the team at Crestwood Family Dental. Ignoring signs of gum disease can often make matters worse, so don’t hesitate to get in touch on (07) 5649 8661.

Bad breath is another sign of gum disease, as well as a pink-tinged toothbrush after brushing. At Crestwood Family Dental, we can help bring comfort and peace of mind to your life, with a range of examinations and treatments available for a whole host of gum disease symptoms. Count on us to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

Often, early stages of gum disease can be corrected with the right treatments and habit changes. But this starts with talking to a licensed dental team. Our dentists and technicians are available for ongoing check-ups and treatments in Molendinar. Simply get in touch with our clinic today.

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What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis are caused by a build-up of plaque along and below the gum line. When left untreated, the plaque can harden, irritating the gums and cause an infection. Gum diseases, if left unchecked, can escalate and cause bone erosion, tooth loss and other conditions.

You can reduce the likelihood of infection by staying up to date with healthy brushing and flossing habits. However, professional tooth cleaning and scaling is an important measure of preventative care. Book an appointment with our dentists in Molendinar and we will create a treatment plan matched to your oral health needs.