Gingivitis is when the gums around your teeth become very red and swollen, and they may bleed when you brush them.
As the disease continues, it affects the bone supporting the teeth in the jaw. Eventually the teeth become loose. If you have gum disease there may be blood on your tooth brush when you clean your teeth. Your gums may bleed when you are eating and you may have a bad taste in your mouth. Your breath may also smell bad.
To prevent gum disease you need to make sure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day.
The amount of radiation received from a dental x-ray is extremely small. We get more radiation from natural sources, including minerals in the soil, and from our general environment. With advanced equipments, risks are kept to a minimum. Our x-ray units are based on the "As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)" principle. This is a radiation safety principle for minimizing radiation doses and release of radioactive materials by employing all reasonable methods.
We use the latest equipment to comply with ALARA principle. Our Satelac x-ray systems is recognised for its reliability and consistent performance and very low x-ray dose.