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Simple Steps to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Simple Steps to Keep Your Gums Healthy
It’s essential to keep your gums healthy to prevent long-term damage that could lead to tooth loss.

Maintaining your oral health through regular brushing, flossing, antiseptic rinses, and dental checkups can help prevent gum disease. If you’ve already been diagnosed with gum disease, otherwise known as gingivitis, you should know that it can be cured. By establishing a regular oral hygiene routine, you can eliminate excess bacteria in your mouth and create a healthy environment for your gums to begin healing. However, if your gum disease has progressed to periodontitis, you can no longer reverse the damage that has been caused. Either way, it’s essential to keep your gums healthy to prevent additional long-term damage that could lead to tooth loss. Here are a few simple steps from Catonsville Dental Care to keep your gums healthy on the regular. 

Keep Your Gums Healthy With Regular Brushing and Flossing

Did you know that suffering from gum disease can potentially increase your risk for other health issues? Gum disease can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and is even considered a contributor to dementia. If you’re already suffering from gum disease or want to avoid being diagnosed with gum disease, it’s essential to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Brushing and flossing twice a day can help remove tartar buildup, bacteria, and other nasty germs from your mouth that may contribute to inflammation of your gums. 

Get a Professional Tooth Cleaning

It’s important to schedule a regular tooth cleaning and checkup every 6 months with Catonsville Dental Care in addition to practicing good oral hygiene habits at home. Catonsville Dental Care can keep you informed on the state of your gums, check for cavities, and clean off any extra tartar buildup that’s formed around your gums. We even have specialists for pocket cleanings if your buildup has become severe and needs to be professionally scraped from your teeth.

Invest in a Gum Care Mouthwash

There are gum care mouthwashes on the market that can help care for your gums. Adding a mouthwash into your oral hygiene routine can help increase the overall health of your mouth. You can purchase Crest Gum Care Mouthwash to reduce inflammation in your gums without alcohol. Simply follow your regular brushing and flossing routine then add mouthwash to the mix. If you’re looking for a specialized mouthwash that’s more targeted towards gum disease, schedule an appointment with Catonsville Dental Care to get a few recommendations tailored to your mouth.

Get Healthier Gums With Catonsville Dental Care 

Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oralhealth. 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 a 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.

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