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Things You Can Start Doing Today to Improve Your Gum Health


Posted on 8/25/2019 by Barbara Ketchum
Things You Can Start Doing Today to Improve Your Gum HealthYour oral hygiene plays a large role in whether you'll develop any issues with your gums. This means much more than simply making sure that you have a bright, white smile. You also need healthy gums. For this, there are some things you'll need to do.

Brush Your Teeth Properly

It's important to use fluoride toothpaste and spend two minutes twice a day brushing your teeth with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Make sure you replace this toothbrush every three or four months when its bristles start to fray or immediately after you've been sick. When using your toothbrush do so at a 45-degree angle to your gums, using short strokes, and pressing gently. You should use a toothpaste that contains fluoride and has the ADA seal of approval on it.

Besides brushing properly while using the right toothpaste and toothbrush, you should also make sure you floss daily. This is important because it removes any food particles or plaque from between your teeth and gums. When you don't floss, tartar will form. This is a hard bacterium that only we can remove in our office and when left untreated it'll lead to gum disease.

Make sure you end with a good, therapeutic mouthwash that has the ADA seal on it. This will slow down the buildup of tartar, reduce plaque, and help prevent gum disease.

Visit our Office on a Routine Basis

When you visit our office, we'll check your teeth and gums to see if you're having any issues then we'll professionally clean your teeth. We can detect the early signs of gum disease and prevent more serious problems from occurring. A professional cleaning is also the only way to remove any tartar that's built up there and any plaque you may have missed when you brushed your teeth.

This is why if you don't already have an appointment with us scheduled, you should call and set one up today.
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