Do Your Gums Bleed? Why you should be worried.
Colin Clarke, Hygienist Dr Michael Cahill, Dentist Debbie Fielding, Hygienist
CAN CLEANING YOUR TEETH HELP KEEP HEALTH ISSUES AT BAY?
Bolton’s Life-Transforming Dentist Dr Michael Cahill discusses the established link between
gum disease and many common illnesses.
Yes, that’s right – the health of your mouth can affect your general health. There are new
findings which support something that dental professionals have suspected for a long time;
gum disease in the mouth can cause problems elsewhere in the body.
Problems which may be caused or made worse by poor dental health include; heart disease,
strokes, diabetes, cancer, dementia, premature and low-birth-weight babies and respiratory
It is unclear exactly how gum disease can affect so many parts of the body, but one theory is
that the bacteria that cause gums to become diseased enter the bloodstream where they
activate the immune system leading to general inflammation throughout the body.
WHAT ARE THE TELL-TALE SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR?
Bleeding gums are often the first sign of gum disease. You may also notice blood on your
toothbrush, an unpleasant taste in your mouth or bad breath. The problem is caused by
plaque (the sticky bacterial film that is constantly forming on our teeth). It’s very rare for gum
disease to cause any pain or discomfort until it’s too late.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF I HAVE SERIOUS GUM DISEASE?
The most important step you can take is to have a thorough examination. Gum disease can
take many different forms ranging from mild gingivitis (inflamed gums), to more serious
conditions where the teeth become mobile and seriously infected; this often leads to tooth
Your Dentist has a whole range of treatments at his disposal to help. Often the first stage is to
refer you to a Dental Hygienist; a member of the dental team who has been specially trained
to deal with gum problems.
Here at the award winning Cahill Dental Care Centre our Hygienists Debbie and Colin have
over 30 years of experience between them at the highest level in treating patients with oral
health issues. Of course, simply treating the gum disease is not enough to make sure your
mouth stays healthy, and at the Cahill Dental Care Centre we place great emphasis on
preventing further problems. Our hygienists go to great lengths to make sure that not only do
we get your mouth healthy, but that we show you how to maintain it yourself with great home
Your smile is often the first thing that people notice about you. As important as it is to have
attractive, healthy looking teeth, it is also important to know that those teeth are held in solid
healthy foundations so that you can keep them for life. These days, gum disease is the
biggest reason for teeth being removed. Once the bone that supports your teeth is lost, there
is often very little that can be done to save an otherwise healthy tooth.
Bolton has an alarming amount of dental problems, the latest reports showing it to be 30%
higher than the national average. At the Cahill Dental Care Centre we are so concerned with
the poor level of dental health in the Bolton area, that we are offering a special package for
people who are worried about the health of their gums and the effect this might be having on
their general health.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?
Don’t delay. If you are at all concerned about your gum health, and worried about the impact it
could be having on your general health, contact us NOW for these amazing offers:
FREE GUM HEALTH AUDIT! - This will include an initial review with one of our Dentists, a
gum health assessment with one of our Dental Hygienists, any necessary x-rays and the
production of a personalised plan to get you back to dental health.
FREE DENTAL HEALTH ADVICE! – You will get one of our very own specially produced
DVDs full of expert advice on a whole range of dental health issues.
44% OFF FURTHER TEATMENT! – If you require a course of treatment to get your gums
back to health we will give you an amazing 44% the usual price.
Don’t just sit there worrying, call us on 01204 526968 now. Lines open 24 hours.
Go to our website www.cahilldentalcare.co.uk to find out more.
TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE THE HEALTHY CONFIDENT SMILE YOU DESERVE!
44% off gum health treatment *
On production of this voucher
*An initial course of hygiene treatment prescribed by our Dental Hygienist in order to restore your gums to health
Expiry date- March 31 2010