Everyone wants to be in peak physical health, and the best way to achieve this goal is with preventative care. When it comes to oral health, the gums are an area that needs constant attention and treated well. No one wants to have their gums bleeding constantly, or even worse, develop gum disease. Fortunately, there are a handful of simple tasks you can complete every day to keep your gums in pristine condition.
Brush, Brush, Brush
One of the most obvious, yet critical ways to maintain healthy gums is to brush regularly twice a day. The most effective way to brush your teeth is to invest in an electric toothbrush with soft bristles. Make sure to brush gently and for at least two minutes every time you go to clean your mouth. Don’t forget to change your toothbrush every three to four months to avoid transferring bacteria to your mouth that can lead to infection.
Rinse With Mouthwash
Mouthwash is known for keeping your breath smelling fresh, but it is also effective at killing harmful bacteria in your mouth. Gargle some antiseptic mouthwash right after you brush and floss your teeth to make sure you are preventing bacteria from damaging your gums. What is better than healthy gums and fresh breath?
Watch What You Eat
Did you know there are foods that can help remove plaque from your mouth? After eating a meal, it is best to eat cheese because it pulls plaque from your teeth and the calcium from it adds strength to the enamel. Apples and celery help exercise your gums, and they also remove plaque from your teeth. Make sure to avoid food with a high sugar content like candy and soft drinks.
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.