As you participate in your oral hygiene routine each day, do you ever think about what you need to do to care for your gums? If not, you might want to start today! Gum care is very important for people of all ages, and we are happy to provide the tips you need to keep your oral tissues in tip-top shape. Those tips are:
Brush your teeth
If you brush your teeth every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush, the plaque will be cleaned off your smile each day. This will keep the plaque from irritating your gums and it will help you have a strong and healthy oral cavity.
Floss your smile
Floss your smile at least once a day, whether it’s before bed or in the morning when you wake up. Flossing will help you remove the plaque from the hard-to-reach areas in your mouth, like between your teeth, which will help prevent gum disease. Flossing will also deeply clean along the gum line, which will help keep your gums in tip-top shape.
Rinse your mouth
Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash is another great way to care for your gums. If you rinse with anti-gingivitis mouthwash, your gums will be strengthened and nourished and the plaque on your teeth will be washed away, giving your gums the chance to survive. You should rinse at least once a day.
Visit your dentist
It is very important that you attend your dental cleanings and checkups every six months. At your appointments, the dentist or hygienist will deeply clean your smile by scraping all of the plaque off your teeth. These appointments are the only solution to completely removing the plaque off your teeth, which is why they are vital if you wish to have strong and healthy gums.
These tasks are very important. If you don’t care for your gums, they are vulnerable to gum disease, which is an unfortunate and painful disease that attacks your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. If the disease isn’t prevented or treated, it can result in loose and lost teeth. So, if you are interested in scheduling your six month checkup or if you have any questions about gum care or gum disease, we invite you to call our office today!