Good oral hygiene is recommended to help save and protect your natural teeth for as long as possible. It is recommended that you see a dentist every 6 months to ensure that your natural teeth are healthy and there are no foreseeable problems. If you have natural teeth we are only able to work with you from a prescription from a dentist (as long as there is one natural tooth left). If you have no teeth left, we are able to see you direct.
Red swollen gums and bleeding
This is an alarm bell as it can indicate gum disease. Gum disease is a debilitating disease that attacks your gums and teeth and can lead to extensive bone and tooth loss. This can be picked up by a dentist and may need to be treated by a periodontist.
Teeth feel loose and are shifting
If your teeth start to feel loose and you notice them moving or shifting. This could also be an indication of periodontal (gum disease). It is always advisable to see a dentist when this occurs as catching it sooner rather than later can save your teeth.
You have missing teeth already
If you have lost a couple of teeth already, it can be a natural process where your bone in the jaw will fade away causing more teeth to fall out. It is recommended to replace missing teeth with some sort of prosthesis (restoration).
You struggle to eat hard tough foods
This can be a sign of cracked teeth, cavities, or even gum disease, which may lead to needing a denture.
You have indigestion a lot
If you suffer from indigestion a lot, it could be linked to your teeth and not being able to chew properly and therefore eating bigge bits of food.
If you have lost teeth and are in need of a denture, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.