Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection of the gums. There are many reasons for poor gum health, the most common being a poor brushing technique. Many illnesses and some medication can effect our gums. Our hygiene team assist our patients to keep their periodontal condition healthy to minimise looseness, bleeding and bad breath. They are happy to advise the latest techniques for home care.
There is a link beyond doubt that poor oral health can contribute towards heart disease, vascular disease, kidney problems, pulmonary disease, low birthweight babies, shortened pregnancies and even dementia. At Mornington Peninsula Dental Clinic we believe that good oral health is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.