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The periodontium are the special tissues that surround and support your teeth and hold them in the jaw.
Think of your gums as the foundations of your mouth . They are crucial to oral health and overall health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Periodontology is the area of dentistry that studies the periodontium.
Growing Smiles recommends the following for more information about gum disease and oral health
Considering dental implants?
This information leaflet recently updated, has been created by the Association of Dental Implantology. It gives a non bias overview of things to consider if you are thinking of dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are one option to replace natural teeth, but embarking on treatment, which is often expensive, should be with ‘eyes open’ and a commitment to maintaining the implants once they are in your mouth.
Dental implants are not ‘screw in’ teeth that do not require effort in the way of home care. In fact, we like to see anyone with dental implants being OCD about their oral hygiene! This promotes the health and stability of the implants, remaining natural teeth, gums and any associated appliance e.g. bridge, removal denture etc.
Dental implant therapy can take time, money and effort. They are an investment in your smile and overall health and wellbeing. They will require regular professional maintenance care e.g. dental hygiene visits for professional plaque removal, as well as professional monitoring to ensure health and stability. We recommend reading this patients guide to dental implant treatment and talking to your dental team for advice on your individual circumstances and suitability for dental implants. Got a question? Why not take Time out for your teeth with one of oral health coaches to discuss looking after your mouth.