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BLEEDING GUMS AND BAD BREATH

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For teeth to be strong, it’s important to have healthy gums. If you experience bleeding gums, it can be alarming and may also be an indicator of an underlying condition.

There are lots of reasons why your gums might bleed, including:

Periodontal (gum) disease: gingivitis is the earliest kind of gum disease and shows itself as swollen, bleeding or receding gums. If left untreated, it may get worse and lead to periodontitis, which can affect your teeth, jawbone and supportive tissues. During pregnancy, many women experience gingivitis as a result of hormonal activity. 

 

Poor oral hygiene: if you don’t clean and floss your teeth thoroughly, food will get trapped, plague will build up along the gumline and infections are more likely.  

 

Over-vigorous brushing: using a hard-bristled brush or flossing and cleaning your teeth too vigorously can damage your gums and lead to bleeding.

 

External factors: some types of medication come with bleeding gums as a side-effect, while smoking, vitamin deficiency and stress can also be causes.

 

Misaligned bite: when the upper and lower teeth are incorrectly aligned – especially in the case of crossbite – they can cause damage to the gums. 

 

Underlying health problems: bleeding gums can be a symptom of everything from diabetes to cardiovascular disease and malignancy.

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Many of the causes of bleeding gums can also cause bad breath. To combat both of these conditions, it’s important to visit your dentist regularly and adopt a healthy oral hygiene routine. At Face Teeth Smile, we support patients in taking care of their teeth and gums.

We have a dedicated hygienist whose role it is to maintain your oral health and teach you how to look after it at home. To tackle gum disease and prevent bleeding, we also offer periodontal treatment.

When you visit us for a consultation, your dentist will first diagnose the reason for your bleeding gums, then recommend a course of treatment and ongoing care to keep your gums healthy and breath fresh in the long term.

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Face Teeth Smile Dental Clinic
3 Market Place
Chalfont St Peter
Gerrards Cross
Buckinghamshire
SL9 9EA

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Gerrards Cross Station is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride away from the clinic. There are fast train options into Central London. Gerrards Cross to London Marylebone train takes 20 minutes. 

Chalfont & Latimer Station is a 10 minute taxi ride away and the closest underground station (Metropolitan Line) to the clinic.

Our team will be happy to arrange a taxi for you from the station.

TRAVEL & PARKING DETAILS

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ON-STREET PARKING

Recommended for short appointments (under 1 hour):

Address: Market Place, Chalfont St Peter, Postcode SL9 9EA

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Address: 13 High St, Chalfont St Peter, Postcode: SL9 9QE

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Address: Church Lane, Chalfont St Peter Postcode: SL9 9RS

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By train

Gerrards Cross Station is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride away from the clinic. There are fast train options into Central London. Gerrards Cross to London Marylebone train takes 20 minutes. 

Chalfont & Latimer Station is a 10 minute taxi ride away and the closest underground station (Metropolitan Line) to the clinic.

Our team will be happy to arrange a taxi for you from the station.