Gum Disease

At Monmouth Dental Practice we have always tried to promote the importance of good mouth care, both in the prevention of disease and in the maintenance of a healthy mouth. Our dental hygienist, Tina, will be an important ambassador for promoting this message.

Tina is trained in the assessment and treatment of gum disease, as well as being a skilled educator. She enjoys meeting patients of all ages, who will appreciate her gentle and thorough hygiene care.

The health of your mouth provides an insight into your general health and wellbeing. Healthy gums promote healthier teeth and without healthy gums, cosmetic or dental treatments to restore your mouth’s function are not possible. Gum disease affects 80% of adults. It’s the biggest cause of tooth loss and is linked to heart disease, diabetes and strokes.

Your teeth are designed to last your lifetime – and they will if you look after them properly. Your Monmouth dentist Gareth Jones, and hygienist, Tina, will teach you the best way to care for you and your family’s teeth and gums at home so that they will remain strong, healthy and cavity-free long into the future.

Healthy mouths are wonderful. They have less chance of developing gum disease and decay and cause no pain – meaning you spend less money on keeping them in the pink.

Extra TLC for denture wearers

For those with dentures, it is your gums that require additional TLC and this is where our focus on health and hygiene is most beneficial. It is important that our mature patients visit us as frequently as recommended so that we can detect and address any issues swiftly.

At each visit, your dental hygienist will examine your mouth in detail and formulate a treatment plan specifically to meet your needs. There will also be time to discuss the causes and prevention of dental disease as well as any other dental issues that may concern you.

Our aim is to customise your treatment, improve your awareness of dental disease and help you achieve a high standard of home care. All this will help reduce the need for further dental treatment in the future, in other words, a truly preventative approach.