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How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Posted on 2/21/2022 by Henricksen Family Dental
How to Keep Your Gums HealthyAlthough gum disease is today less common than it used to be in the past, it still affects a considerable number of people. If you fail to floss daily and don't brush at least two times a day, you may suffer from gum disease. Not only does gum disease affect your oral health, but it also impacts your overall health. Gum disease is connected to other serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Keeping your gums healthy goes a long way in promoting your oral health including the teeth and the jawbone. It also promotes your overall health.

Ways to Keep the Gums Healthy

Maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste. When brushing, don't forget the gum line. Make sure you replace worn-out toothbrushes since they may not be effective in cleaning and removing plaque and other debris or bacteria and could hurt your gums too. You can have a new toothbrush every three to four months.

Moreover, floss between teeth at least one time a day and rinse the mouth with antimicrobial mouthwash at least one time a day. It is crucial that you visit a dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings, specifically after every six months. However, if you notice the gums are bleeding, don't wait for the next scheduled appointment; come straight to our dentist for a checkup. Limit sugary foods and drinks and eat a balanced diet.

Sugar is a big enemy of your oral health and also overall health and can lead to tooth decay. Eating a balanced diet helps keep the teeth and gums strong and can slow down the progression of gum disease. And if you smoke, you should quit now. People who smoke tend to build up plaque and tartar more than those who don't, meaning they are more likely to suffer from advanced periodontal disease. Find out more about maintaining healthy gums by contacting our dental office.

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