Having healthy teeth and gums does not occur overnight. You need to put time and effort into your dental hygiene so that you can prevent gingivitis. When plaque builds up along the gum line, it cause the area to inflame, which then leads to gingivitis. Common symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen gums, and bleeding after brushing and flossing. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to prevent gingivitis from forming.
Know How To Brush
Mostly everyone knows the importance of brushing, but some people might be doing it wrong. It is essential that you are brushing twice a day and for at least two minutes at a time. You want to use a device, such as an electric toothbrush, with a soft brush head. Make sure that you are brushing your teeth and gums gently and that you are reaching the teeth at the back of your mouth. You want to focus your brushing on the gum line so that you can get rid of as much plaque as possible.
When it comes to preventing gingivitis, you need to do more than brushing and flossing. You should invest in an antimicrobial or antiseptic mouthwash to use after you brush and floss your teeth. A mouthwash will get rid of any stray plaque particles and disinfect your entire mouth. If you want add protection from gingivitis, then you should use a mouthwash on a daily basis.
Know What To Consume
You need to focus on what you are consuming on a daily basis if you want to have healthy gums. It is best if you limit your consumption of sugary and highly acidic foods and drinks. So, it is best if you drink sodas and candy occasionally. These items will produce plaque that will stick to your teeth and gum line.
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.