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How Can you keep Your Smile For Life

Gum Disease (also know as periodontitis) is a major cause of early tooth loss.  It is an inflammatory condition that affects your  tissues surrounding a tooth.  These are the structures that help support the teeth and hold them in place.


    What causes Gum disease?


Plaque bacteria are present within your mouth, and this is why you should brush your teeth to remove these deposits to prevent the bacteria from forming cavities or producing bad breath.  However, what you may not be aware of is how destructive this bacteria is to the health of the gums.


   Without effect cleaning the bacteria are able to colonise and form pockets within the gums. These bacteria produce toxins which lead to periodontal breakdown.


  Therefore the bacteria destroy the supporting structures, including connective tissue and bone.







How Do I know if I have got Gum Disease?


Some of the signs may include:  

  • Bleeding gums during tooth brushing
  • Sensitive or red inflamed gums which can ruin a smile
  • Bad Breath which can cause you embarrassment and problems.
  • Loose teeth or teeth which have moved causing gaps between the teeth

These are just some of the signs that may be apparent to you.

However, by visiting your dental professional regularly gum disease can be detected by thorough examination of the gum tissues and using radiographs to detect any changes in bone levels. 




How Do I Keep my smile and stop Gum Disease?


By having regular visits with your Dentist and Dental Hygienist you will have your teeth professionally cleaned and an individualised oral hygiene regime tailored to your needs, to help keep your mouth healthy. Now to take some advice and have a free 20 minute Dental health check to asses how healthly your teeth are please call 01772 717316 

Written by Jade Gray



Dr. Nadim Majid qualified from Liverpool Dental school in 2001 and since then has worked in Lancashire for a number of years. He decided to undertake a career in dentistry as he found it was a good mix of science and art and also gave him the ability to help people and make a difference for them.

This really hit home when he worked in a nursing home for a short time and actually saw the impact upon the health and well being of patients whom had lost their teeth the impact was significant on the general health and well being and this is something Dr. Majid wanted to make sure he helped others avoid.

Dr. Majid is trained in hypnosis, sedation for nervous people, dental implants as well as braces. He lives in Lancashire with his two children (twins) and his wife who is a teacher. Dr. Majid has always and will continue to be focused on producing top quality services that his patients have come to expect and appreciate.