As part of European Gum Health Day on May 12 2017, Illume is calling on its clients and members of the wider community to back the campaign to raise awareness of gingivitis and periodontitis.
Tim Rumney, Illume practice owner and clinical director, says: “We are always encouraging our clients to be Gum Health Curious and this international awareness day offers an opportunity to reinforce the message about the seriousness of gum disease.
“Gum disease is one of the commonest human diseases with links to other serious conditions, yet many people do not even know they have it. That is why it is so important to look out for the signs and contact your dentist if you have any concerns.
“Some of the signs to look out for include bleeding gums, having teeth that are loose or wobbly, receding gums or bad breath.
“People who smoke, have diabetes or a family history of gum disease are also more at risk. Gum disease cannot be cured once and for all – instead it has to be prevented, controlled and managed with regular care.
“Here at Illume we give the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gum disease top priority. ‘Fighting gum disease together’ is the slogan for European Gum Health Day 2017 and this means the whole clinical team at Illume – dentists, hygienists and nurses – all working together to provide clients with the best oral healthcare.
“Good gum health is an essential foundation for good general health, for healthy and long-lasting teeth and underpins all other dental care,” he added.
Look out in the near future for information about our newest piece of kit which is being installed this week – the Florida Probe® Voice Works™ which is a breakthrough in computerised periodontal measuring and charting. So if you think you may have gum disease, why not call us and book a 22 point New Client Consultation?
European Gum Health Day (formerly the European Day of Periodontology) is an international awareness day promoted by the EFP and organised by its 29 affiliated national perio societies, including the UK. Find out more here.