Having good gum health is vital to having good oral and general health. As the structures supporting your teeth, your gums play a significant role. When plaque and tartar builds up on your teeth, you are at risk of developing gum disease. Gum disease is a serious oral health condition and it doesn’t end in your mouth. Left untreated, it can result in serious health issues. It could also lead to the loss of your teeth. losing teeth. So, getting gum treatment and maintaining good oral hygiene are important, for more than just your mouth!

Patients with gum disease often experience one or a few of the following symptoms:

Doctor is Checking Patient's Mouth
  • Inflamed gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth

Gum disease is a common condition that affects many Australian adults. With the help of Clarity Dental, gum disease is preventable and also treatable if caught in its early stages. Regular dental check-ups can help you maintain good gum health and give you access to the right treatments if you need them.


Scaling is a gum treatment that involves removing solidified bacteria (known as calculus or tartar) from your teeth. This is not possible with tooth brushing alone. Getting this done regularly, in conjunction with daily brushing and flossing, will keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

For more advanced gum disease, deeper cleaning is sometimes necessary to restore health and to prevent tooth loss. This involves getting our dentists numbing the area up and cleaning under the gum so the gum can start to reattach the roots of your teeth resulting in better gum health. This is usually reviewed every three months until you are back to health.

Do your gums need a bit of TLC?