Your gums support your teeth, so their health is very important to your oral health and total body health. If you don’t take care of your gums, you can get gum disease, which is the #1 cause of adult tooth loss. Gum disease is also associated with other serious health conditions. How do you maintain healthy gums?
Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day
Brushing your teeth is good for your gums as well as your teeth. Make sure to brush along the gum line where plaque and bacteria collect. For healthy gums, brush at least twice a day for two minutes each time.
Floss Once a Day
Plaque and food debris get caught between your teeth. Flossing is the only way to reach these areas and prevent cavities and gum disease. Use a clean piece of floss for each tooth so you don’t spread bacteria around your mouth.
Use an Antimicrobial Rinse
Mouthwashes and rinses can help protect your gum health and improve early gum disease. For best results, we recommend alcohol-free rinses such as Tooth & Gums Tonic®, which is typically used when you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease. This rinse uses natural ingredients.
Visit the Dentist Every Six Months
Professional cleanings and exams are essential to healthy gums. Every six months, we’ll remove built-up tartar (which is hardened plaque), polish your teeth, and check for signs of gum disease. If necessary, we can do deep cleanings that stop gum disease from getting worse.
Keep Your Gums Healthy at Peak Dentistry in Clyde, NC
As a holistic dentistry practice, we understand your gum health has an impact on your total body health. With services like cleanings and periodontal treatments, we’re committed to helping you maintain healthy gums. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph or Dr. Gabrielle, please contact us today!Contact Us