Six Helpful Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

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When you hear mentions of the perfect smile, you automatically think of the whitest, pearliest straight teeth. However, you can not forget about the gums! You must keep your gums healthy to maintain your beautiful smile. You can brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash in any order that you like, don’t forget to maintain a healthy, daily routine.

  • Remember to floss
    You must floss at least once a day to help remove food or plaque build-up that your toothbrush can not reach. Flossing allows you to get in the crevices of your teeth to your gums to prevent inflammation.
  • Schedule regular dental visits
    Nowadays, everyone’s life is busy with going to work or school that they tend to forget the importance of dental visits. Only your dentist can identify the early stages of gum disease through regularly scheduled visits. This is to ensure that the first symptoms shown can be treated before it becomes more serious.
  • If you are smoking, please quit smoking
    Smoking is significantly associated with gum diseases since tobacco is linked to many health issues. Smoking weakens the immune system, making it harder to fight against gum infection that may occur and difficult for gums to remain healthy once they are damaged.
  • Brush your teeth after every meal
    It is essential to brush your teeth after every meal to remove any residue trapped between the teeth and gums. It is advisable to consider a soft-bristle toothbrush to scrape the plaque off your enamel gently. It would be best if you changed out your toothbrush out every three to four months. (Don’t forget to scrub your tongue too since it can harbor bacteria!)
  • Start using fluoride toothpaste
    There are many selections of brand toothpaste at your local department to choose from that claim to reduce gingivitis, make your teeth whiter, and freshen your breath. How to select one that is best to keep your gums healthy, you may ask? Make sure to choose the toothpaste that has fluoride! Fluoride strengthens the enamel and helps cavities.
  • Use a gentle mouthwash
    Mouthwash can help reduce plaque build-up and also prevents gingivitis. A quick rinse of mouthwash helps remove particles and debris from your mouth.
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