Your gums play a big role in your oral health. Gums are the fleshy, pink tissue inside the mouth. Their tasks are to act as a shock absorber, keep the teeth in line, and act as an anchoring system for the teeth.
Unfortunately, there are many instances in which gums can become diseased. This often begins when plaque builds up under and along the gum lines. Plaque buildup can lead to infections and other diseases including but not limited to gingivitis and periodontitis. These infections and diseases can often be silent. Having said that, there are four easy steps you can take to prevent this ordeal from unfolding.
Brush Teeth Twice a Day
Brushing your teeth twice daily is imperative for your overall dental health. This includes your gums’ health! Brushing your teeth can help remove any plaque that gets stuck between your gums and teeth. It is important to get rid of any residue in order for it not to build up over time and turn into bigger problems. Friendly reminder to brush your tongue so that the bacteria on it can also be removed.
Floss At Least Once Each Day
Flossing and teeth brushing should go hand-in-hand when it comes to your dental hygiene habits. Brushing your teeth helps to get rid of most of the plaque within your mouth but there are some areas that the tooth brush is unable to reach. This is where flossing comes in. Flossing can enter the more intricate spaces within your mouth and remove all the little tidbits of gunk left behind after brushing.
Rinse with A Therapeutic Mouthwash
Therapeutic mouthwashes have many benefits. They have the ability to reduce the amount of plaque and tartar in the mouth and can also prevent gingivitis. While rinsing is not a substitute for brushing or flossing your teeth, it can help in removing food particles and prevent gum diseases.
Get Bi-Annual Dental Cleanings
Even if you floss daily at home, you will find the professional flossing to be quite relieving. The dental hygienist has the
Having a strong dental hygiene practice for yourself is so important in keeping your gums healthy. However, it should be paired with bi-annual dental cleanings. Dental cleanings are more detailed cleanings in which the dentist can access parts of your mouth which might not be visible to you. This means that any residue that has been left behind from flossing or brushing or rinsing can be removed properly and thoroughly. It is also during dental cleanings that the dentist can assess your oral health and notice any issues that might be developing. Catching diseases during their early stages is always better than letting them develop further. It is easier to treat early symptoms than to wait until the issue has prolonged.
Our team here at Alluvial Dental is very happy to help with your bi-annual dental cleanings and checkups. We are also happy to teach you the proper ways to brush and floss your teeth during your visit with us. If you are due for a dental cleaning or if you feel any pains or aches on your gums, please give us a call. We are here to help keep your smile vibrant and healthy.
The dental cleaning procedure is pain-free and can prevent many issues later on. We recommend that you have a dental cleaning every 6 months. If you are due for yours, please contact our team to set up your appointment. We are here to help keep your smile healthy!