Gum disease is still the biggest cause of tooth loss in the UK. It is usually painless so you often do not realise that you have it until it is too late - when your teeth start to wobble. Your Winning Smiles dentist will monitor the health of your gums at every check-up and refer you for treatment by one of our three hygienists the first moment that any signs of the disease are detected. We are very fortunate to be one of the few practices in the country to have a machine called an electro-periograph which helps the hygienist measure exactly where in the mouth the disease is present, how bad it is and whether it is getting better or worse. This is an invaluable tool in helping the hygienist direct her therapy to the most critical areas in your mouth and also enables us to let you know how effective your homecare is being which areas of your mouth you need to concentrate on.