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At Dr. Cachero’s Clinic, we have years of experience in the treatment of gum diseases. Our extensive training, including multiple courses and postgraduate studies, allows us to address any issues related to these diseases.

While dentists view them as a significant concern, most patients tend to overlook them until they are diagnosed at the dental clinic, as these diseases can affect individuals without causing any pain beforehand

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What are gum diseases?

These are the ones that affect the periodontium (which is the area around the tooth) and alter the bone support that holds the tooth. This can lead to tooth loss. Gum diseases initially manifest as gingivitis and then progress to periodontitis (pyorrhoea).


Characterized by inflammation of the gum without affecting the bone surrounding the tooth. It presents as reddened, swollen gums that bleed easily. It’s one of the most common diseases in humans.

It’s crucial to treat gingivitis promptly because it can progress into periodontitis, in which case we’ll be dealing with an irreversible condition.

Antes y después del tratamiento de periodontitis After


Commonly referred to as pyorrhea, it affects the gums and teeth, which, having partially lost their bone support, have receding gums and some mobility.

Periodontitis is a chronic, infectious gum disease, with a long course that typically doesn’t cause discomfort in most cases until it’s quite advanced. Eventually, the destruction of the gums and underlying bone is so significant that it results in tooth loss.

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What type of toothbrush should I use?

Due to the wide variety of shapes, sizes, and models of toothbrushes available on the market, it can sometimes be challenging to decide which type of toothbrush to use. Some details to consider include:

  1. Medium texture brushes are ideal for better plaque and food residue removal.
  2. As for the type of handle, choose one based on your comfort.
  3. Electric toothbrush? This type of toothbrush cleans teeth better, especially in people who have difficulty with proper brushing or have limited manual dexterity.

It’s crucial to replace your toothbrush every 3 months or earlier if the bristles are worn out before this period.

Brushing Techniques

Proper brushing takes at least 2 minutes and should be done right after every meal, with no more than 15 minutes passing between finishing a meal and brushing. To brush the external surfaces of your teeth, place the brush filaments on the tooth surface toward the gums at an approximate 45° angle, and perform a gentle rotational motion. Then, drag the filaments across the tooth surface toward the chewing surface.

Brush the masticatory or occlusal surfaces horizontally and with short movements. For proper oral hygiene, it’s essential not only to brush your teeth but also to brush your tongue, massage your gums with the brush, and use dental floss and/or interdental brushes.

Interdental Brushes:

  1. Insert the brush in a way that the filaments are in contact with the teeth, not the wire.
  2. Move the brush from the inside to the outside without turning it.

Dental Floss

  1. Cut a piece of floss 30-60 cm long and lightly wind its ends around your middle fingers, leaving 10 cm between both sides.
  2. Pass the floss through the interdental spaces without forcing it, as we could damage the papilla.

When using dental floss, it’s essential not to forget the last teeth and the distal surface of the last molar.

When tartar has already formed and adhered to the teeth, we need the assistance of a well-trained dental hygienist to remove it. Allowing tartar to remain for months can lead to periodontal disease.

It is performed under local anesthesia. It is a curative treatment aimed at eliminating the periodontal pockets in the gums that harbor and nourish periodontal disease or periodontitis.

A more complex degree of intervention for periodontal disease or periodontitis would be surgical treatment of the lesion using periodontal techniques and local anesthesia. The surgical technique can be directed at the gums, the underlying bone, or both.

The primary goal of treatment in periodontal patients is to halt bone loss. Once the treatment is completed, it is essential to follow a strict maintenance program (high levels of oral hygiene and regular clinic visits to remove bacterial buildup and tartar). Therefore, the patient should be scheduled by their dentist on a regular basis, typically every 3 to 6 months depending on the case, for periodontal maintenance treatment.

In cases where the periodontal disease or periodontitis is so advanced that the tooth is not salvageable, it is advisable to decide on its extraction before it continues to be an infectious focus that keeps periodontitis or periodontal disease chronically active in the mouth, leading to greater loss of bone mass.

Confidence smiles

Dentistry requires proximity. The reviews from our patients are the best testimony of our approach to understanding your fears and concerns. We strive every day to make you feel that we care about you and that you are in good hands too.


“I wear Invisalign, it’s amazing, it doesn’t bother me at all, I’m very happy to have gotten it.

What I like most about the clinic is their professionalism; they don’t consider the treatment complete until it’s perfect.”


“You’re not just a number here, they know your name. I would also highlight their speed: you call, and they adapt to you.

Thanks to the way they treated me and being able to talk to them, I’ve managed to overcome my fear of going to the dentist.”


“They are excellent professionals. As soon as you walk through the door, you feel very well taken care of. They are never in a hurry; they always stop when you need them to. From the beginning, they knew how to reassure me, and now I feel right at home. Thanks to them, I can smile again.”

María Ángeles

“I had been through bad experiences, and I was very scared, but the quality of care was wonderful, which is essential for me. They explained very well what they were going to do, and now I come here feeling calm.”

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Our professional team

At the clinic, we have a team with extensive experience. They undergo ongoing supplementary training to provide better treatment to patients.

Dra. Mónica González Cachero

Dr. Mónica G. Cachero


Dr. Jaime F. Mercadé

Dr. Jaime F. Mercadé


And if you still have doubts…

At Doctora Cachero Clinic, we care about your health and offer our emergency dental services. This way, our dentists can provide immediate care for any oral discomfort or painful conditions, such as a toothache or broken dentures.

20 years of experience

Our team has training and experience in the most advanced techniques.

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In our clinic, we have the most up-to-date equipment for you.

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