Tag: gums

Bleeding gums – is it normal?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Redness or bleeding of the gums while brushing your teeth, using dental floss or biting into hard food is common, but it is not normal. Healthy gums do not bleed. The longer you leave your bleeding gums untreated, the greater your risk of periodontal damage, so it’s important to make an appointment with your dentist Read more...

What are the symptoms of gum disease and what is the treatment?

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Specialist Periodontist
Periodontal Care
B.D.Sc. (Birm), MClinDent (Lond),
PGDipCD (Melb), M.R.A.C.D.S (Perio)

Gum disease is the combined term popularly used to refer to periodontitis and gingivitis. If you have either of these conditions you may notice: bleeding when brushing your teeth or sometimes on eating foods such as apples or bread an increase in the looseness of your teeth that your teeth may have moved, causing spaces Read more...

What is a periodontist?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

The team at Smile Solutions, along with our general dentists, hygienists, dental nurses and auxiliary staff, are also comprised of 20 board-registered specialists. Among these specialists are our periodontists. A periodontist is a dentist who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease), and in the placement Read more...