Gum disease

It is easy not to notice gum disease until it has progressed to a stage where it is difficult to treat as there is often no pain and the symptoms can be missed. It is for this reason that we monitor your gum health at every check-up, even in an apparently healthy looking mouth, so that we can deal with any problems early.

Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque attacking the gums that support the teeth. In the first stages, the gums become inflamed, red and bleed easily, when brushing for example. If this plaque is left, it becomes hard and cannot be removed by simple brushing alone. This is when it needs to be professionally removed by a dentist or hygienist. If the calculus is left then harbours more plaque and attacks the gums causing deep pocketing and bone loss around the tooth. At this stage, treatment is difficult and requiresregularcleaning by one ofour dentists or hygienists and meticulous maintainance by you. If left the tooth then becomes loose and painful and difficult to treat.

It is much easier for you to clean your teeth if you do not have gum disease.

We help you to do this by helping you find easy and effective ways to clean your teeth, and remove any calculus that may be present.

Teeth Straightening

We can nowalign front teeth more quickly than with traditional braces using the Cfast technique.

Why Cfast?

Fast - You will have straight from teeth in about six months.

Discreet - the wires and brackets are almost invisible.

Affordable - the short treatment time dramatically cuts the cost.


Making an appointment

We are able to currently see new NHS and Private patients

To book for an appointment or talk to one of our receptionists for advice, please ring


01206 391065

(please note that we no longer use the old '0844' number following patient feedback

Manningtree care plans

Manningtree Care Plan At Manningtree Dental Practice, we believe that the best way of making treatment affordable, without compromising our high quality of care, is to offer you membership of our own Manningtree Care Plan.