The supporting structures surrounding your teeth are collectively called The PERIODONTIUM. These consist of gums, bone, periodontal ligament and cementum.
These supporting structures are vital to the health, structure and function of your teeth.
Regular long term care in required to care for the supporting structures is required
This care is in the form of regular scale and cleans.
Sometimes, depending on the health of your gums you may require a deep clean under local anaesthetic over 1-2 appointments.
When we look after our teeth and brush, we brush for healthy teeth and healthy gums.