When you think about your oral health, what first comes to mind? If you’re like most people, it’s your teeth that you think about – how white and straight they are. However, there’s a lot more to think about when it comes to your overall dental hygiene – particularly the health of your gums.
Also known as your gingiva, your gums are the soft tissue the surround your teeth. When your gums are healthy, they provide a barrier between bacteria and the underlying structure of your teeth – however, unhealthy gums can lead to a host of problems such as bad breath, pain and sensitivity, receding gumline, tooth decay and the loss of teeth.
As experts in dental health, Museum Dental Suites offers full gum treatments to help maintain or improve the health of your gingiva. Our specialists can advise on the best way to take care of your gums and we also offer cosmetic treatments for those who are unhappy with the natural appearance of their gums.
Choosing the right treatment for your gums will depend on your overall dental health. In addition, if you’re concerned about seeing too much of your gum line when you smile, treatments for gummy smiles are also available.
If you’re suffering from gum disease, which is also called gingivitis or periodontitis, the dentist will probably recommend a deep cleaning, including scaling and root planning. These procedures will remove bacteria, plaque and tartar. Lasers can also be used to clean under the gums.
In some cases, a full gum treatment will also involve special medications like antibiotics or a prescription mouthwash to help control the bacteria and other symptoms of gum disease.
Various methods can be used to correct a gummy smile – these include periodontal surgery, Botox injections and lip repositioning surgery.
Whether you’ve undergone a full gum treatment, are considering the option or want to prevent problems like gum disease and tooth decay, it’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums. This could help reduce the symptoms of periodontitis, as well as prevent problems from occurring at all.
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly are essential for good dental health. Remember when you brush your teeth to pay attention to the gum line, as well as the white part of the tooth. Using a good mouthwash can also help flush out any bacteria from between your teeth and under your gums.
Be sure to also visit your dentist regularly. During routine check-ups, your dentist will look for the early signs of gum disease and make recommendations as necessary on how to better care for your teeth and gums.
Whether you want to learn more about the full gum treatments that are available or would like to get your teeth and gums checked by a qualified professional, make an appointment with Museum Dental Suites by calling us on 0207 183 0886. Appointments are available seven days a week.
Highly recommend Museum Dental Suite. Their work is of the highest calibre, professional and friendly. I'm very thankful they for excellent aftercare advice and for making me relaxed and so well treated. I've recommended them to both my family and friends.
I have been undertaking a cosmetic treatment (Invisalign) for around eight months here, off the back of a recommendation of a friend who had the same treatment. The professionalism and perfectionism with which my treatment was delivered was outstanding, as was the general service and were all of the staff I encountered.
My dentist Dr. Wahab Shakir was particularly great, with a friendly, reassuring manner and an eye for detail. He always went above and beyond, without ever being asked.
I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.
Keep up the good work Museum Dental Suites!
Firstly what a great dentist, all the staff were friendly and very helpful as this was my first time here.
I had called for an emergency appointment due to a sudden cracked tooth and Dr Wahab Shakir despite the end of day fast approaching (30 minutes till close) he said he would see me.
The treatment was not straight forward due to the crack but Dr Shakir after a lengthy time managed to save the tooth/restore it and prevent what I believe most dentists would have done which install a crown - Thank you!
Highly recommend this dentist and service and I am grateful for not only seeing me within an hour but also staying passed closing time and finally for doing a Stella job.
This is a top notch dentist who makes you feel at ease which for someone liked me is important. The staff are very professional, polite, courteous and friendly. Marios, my dentist is extremely patient and cares about your dental care and the service you receive. Just received my new dentures and they have been done to a very high standard and am very pleased. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the treatment/service I received.
Best dentist ever hands down. Least painful and least scary experiences here (I'm usually really scared of going to the dentist, and even find the initial anaesthetic injection painful) - they really care about the patient, and making sure you're comfortable, results are also fab. Seriously can't imagine a better dentist!
After lots of research I was very happy with the results and the service at Museum Dental. 100% I would recommend to a friend. I couldn't be more pleased.