The teeth are the stars of a healthy and confident smile – straight, bright and white, they are the visual sign of well-tended oral health. However, exceptional oral hygiene rests just as much with healthy gums.
Gums provide an all-important barrier between the teeth and the bones, providing a seal that prevents bacteria and plaque from entering the body. Brushing and flossing regularly ensures that food particles are removed from in between your teeth. If left, this debris can inflame and infect the gums, leading to gum disease and a wearing away of the protective function of the gums.