When it comes to your dental well being, healthy gums are just as important as healthy teeth. Think of your gums as the foundation. A crumbling foundation leaves a home uninhabitable. If your gums are diseased, tooth death and decay will surely follow.
4 Tips for Healthy Gums
- Flossing: protects teeth from cavities and gums from disease. Flossing removes plaque from the sides of the teeth and surface of the gums. Removing this plaque will reduce the chance of buildup that turns plaque into tarter. To keep your gums happy and healthy, floss at least once daily.
- Bi-annual Cleanings: never miss a cleaning. Dental cleanings are not just a courtesy while your wait for your dental exam. Regular, professional cleanings will clean the plaque and debris that normal brushing leaves behind. Also, a dental cleaning is the only way to remove tarter from your teeth. Let your dentist help you keep those gums healthy.
- Proper Brushing: this means brushing twice daily and using good technique. Brush your teeth and gums gently to remove plaque without scratching away at the sensitive areas. Be sure to brush your tongue as well and pay attention to any sensitive areas.
- Fluoride: use an appropriate amount of fluoride in your dental routine. You can use fluoride toothpastes and mouthwashes and get fluoride treatments at your dental office. Be sure to ask your dentist how much fluoride you should be using.
Healthy gums are your ticket to healthy teeth and Eagle Rock Dental Care can help. Our professional and caring staff will help you keep those gums pink and healthy, and your teeth white and sparkling. Contact us at any of our three Idaho locations. And be sure to request your appointment online to get your process started!