Causes of gum recession

Two common causes of receding gums are gum disease (periodontitis) and trauma from tooth brushing. If the cause is periodontal disease, management involves treating and stabilising the disease in order to prevent further destruction. If tooth brushing trauma is the cause, prevention may be somewhat more challenging since it may be difficult to change brushing…

Pregnancy and Gum Disease

Periodontal disease and the negative effects it can have on our unborn babies Did you know that gingival inflammation is likely to increase during pregnancy, even when good oral hygiene is being maintained? This can lead to the progression of gum disease, a potential risk factor for gestational diabetes and other adverse pregnancy outcomes such…

Smoking and Periodontal Disease

How can smoking affect not only your general health but also your oral health? Quick Facts: Tobacco is one of the leading causes of mouth cancer in the UK Smokers are up to 6 times more likely to show destruction of the periodontal tissues than a non-smoker Smokers are twice as likely to lose teeth…

Raising money for Diabetes UK

On the 9th September, Pure Periodontics took part in the Thames Bridges 25K Trek to raise money for Diabetes UK. The team had fantastic day and raised over £900 for this great cause! This charity is particularly close to our hearts as many of our patients as well as friends and family suffer from diabetes and…