People sometimes forget about the health of their gums and focus only on
how white their teeth are. However, healthy gums are essential for good
oral hygiene, great breath, and a beautiful smile. Here are 3 important
tips to keep in mind in your day-to-day oral health routine.
Brushing does more than just remove layers of morning grime from your teeth.
People should be brushing twice daily to keep teeth and gums healthy.
However, how you brush is important as well. Using
gentle pressure and a soft or extra-soft brush can clean and massage your gums without
cutting or rubbing them. Brushing at a 45-degree angle also helps get
the bristles up against the guns.
It’s rare to meet anyone who loves
flossing, but it’s an essential part of keeping teeth and gums healthy. The
wax string helps remove plaque from between the teeth. Plaque that stays
between teeth can turn into tartar, which builds up and attracts bacteria.
If too much bacteria starts growing in your mouth, it can lead to gum
swelling and inflammation. Floss at least once per day. Choose a flavor
of floss you want to use, such as mint or cinnamon. Likewise, for those
with tight teeth, using floss tape or ribbon can be more comfortable than
traditional types. Remember, flossing has also been connected with lower
incidences of heart disease. You’re helping your gums heart stay healthy.
Mouthwash can get places floss and brushes can’t reach. The liquid is thinner
and comes with bacteria-killing powers that can keep your breath fresh
and your gums healthy. Make sure to get mouthwash specifically designed
to kill bacteria.
If you want to discuss your gum health with a professional, talk to one of our
Austell dentists at
Austell Dental Associates about your goals for a healthy smile. Our team is proud to offer highly
skilled and professional members who are committed to patient-focused,
excellent care. Let us see what we can do for you.
at (770) 467-3888 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today.