Did you know that refusing to care for your gums can result in lost teeth? Well, it’s true! If you don’t care for your gums, an oral disease called gingivitis can develop in your smile, and if it’s left untreated, your teeth will become loose and will eventually fall out of place. All of these things occur when the plaque on your smile continues to grow, turning into tartar and poisoning the gums. So, to help you prevent this oral disease, we strongly recommend doing the following:
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
If you floss your smile at least once a day, the plaque will be removed from the hard-to-reach places in the mouth, like between your teeth. Flossing also deeply cleans along the gum line, which will help your gums stay in tip-top shape.
Rinse your mouth
If you rinse your mouth daily with anti-gingivitis mouthwash, your smile will be deeply cleaned and your gums will be nourished and strengthened. The rinse also helps control the plaque on your smile and it prevents gum disease.
Visit your dentist
If you visit your dentist every six months, you will have a high chance at having strong gums. This is because the deep cleaning that is provided during these appointments will completely remove the plaque from your smile. The tools and techniques used at the dental office are the only resources that completely remove the plaque and eliminate risks associated with oral diseases. So, if it’s time to clean your smile, call us now and schedule an appointment with our dentist!
If you would like to know more about gum care, please feel free to call us and schedule an appointment. We are here for you and we are more than happy to answer your questions, examine your mouth, and inform you on the health of your gums.