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    Signs of Gum Disease and Natural Treatments

    teeth health smile dentistGum disease, or gingivitis, is an extremely common complaint that can be relatively easily treated by natural means. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to serious problems with the gums and teeth and one should be aware of the early indications of gum disorders to avoid developing periodontal disease which can require often lengthy and expensive treatment by a dentist.

    – Gingivitis. Red and swollen gums that bleed easily are warning signs of gingivitis.

    – Periodontal Pockets. Bacteria on the gums and at the base of the teeth harden to form plaque and tartar which creates pockets.

    – Periodontitis. Chronic plaque, tartar and bacterial build-up destroys gum tissue and bone structure which may lead to loose teeth and possibly even require one or more teeth to be extracted.

    However, good dental and oral care can prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar and there are also healthy high-fibre diets that can be followed to avoid and even reverse gum disease.

    According to a recent article “fibre, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats” are all beneficial in maintaining healthy teeth and a natural smile and more information can be found at

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.