33 Lydiard Street Sth, Ballarat VIC

Preventative Care

The best prevention against gum disease is brushing twice a day, flossing daily and attending regular dental check-ups and hygiene appointments which allow early detection of gum disease. At Lydiard Street Dental Clinic we ensure the treatment you receive is comfortable and effective. Studies show that gum (periodontal) disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature births and other systemic conditions and is one of the main causes of tooth loss amongst adults. .

    Please come and see us if you have any of the following:
  • Bleeding gums whilst brushing or flossing your teeth
  • Red, sore, swollen gums
  • Build-up of tartar
  • Bad breath or bad taste
  • Gums that have receded from teeth and in between teeth
  • Mobility of teeth.
Patients who smoke are much more likely to suffer from gum disease, because smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream meaning the infected gums cannot heal.