Everyone wants that pearly white smile, but what about your gums? Not taking care of them is detrimental to your dental health. The reality is that even if you’re cavity-free, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t susceptible to gum disease. Since it’s hard to feel that gum disease is present, most people don’t understand that something is wrong with their gums (until they begin to bleed or the gum disease advances). Today, we will share with you six ways that you can keep your gums healthy.
When you floss at least once a day, it helps remove the plaque and leftover food that your toothbrush can’t reach. Whether you take the time to floss at night or in the morning, or between meals, try making it a regular, daily habit.
Keep Your Gums Healthy By Not Skipping Dental Cleanings
Dental cleanings are not only vital because they keep your teeth squeaky clean, but your dentist can check for early gum disease symptoms. You want these symptoms treated before they become more severe. Also, professional dental cleanings are the only to get rid of tartar.
Refrain From Smoking
Unfortunately, in earlier days, smoking seemed like the “cool” or fashionable thing to do. Fast forward to 2021, and most people know better. When you smoke, it makes it harder to fight off a gum infection, plus it weakens your entire immune system.
Brush Your Teeth First Thing and Last Thing
We know that it’s challenging to brush your teeth at night. After a long day, it’s tempting to skip your nighttime routine. However, think about all the food you ate during the day and all the bacteria that could accumulate. Don’t forget to scrub your tongue too.
Go for An Electric Toothbrush
Electric toothbrushes have fast spin cycles. They move faster than our hands ever could. Electric toothbrushes also help lower the chances of plaque buildup and gingivitis, more so than a manual toothbrush.
Go for a Therapeutic Versus Cosmetic Mouthwash
A therapeutic mouthwash reduces plaque as well as prevents gingivitis. Cosmetic mouthwash only removes bad breath. Therapeutic mouthwash isn’t a substitute for brushing and flossing, but it can also rinse away leftover food particles. Look for ADA seals when you purchase any product related to your dental health.
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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, and YouTube.