Gum Care

Maintaining good oral health

Gum Care

Maintaining good oral health

Gum Care

Healthy gums are not only the best protection against periodontal disease, but also the framework of your smile. The supporting structures of your teeth are known as the periodontium and include the bone and the tissues surrounding your teeth. They play a critical role, providing stability to your teeth. The best way to ensure continued good periodontal health is to diligently brush and floss your teeth as part of your daily hygiene routine. In addition, regular dental visits, tailored to your periodontal needs are invaluable in preserving the health of the periodontium. Bacteria that are normally present in every mouth can, if left undisturbed, colonize on tooth surfaces, resulting in the formation of plaque (soft deposits) and calculus or tartar (hard deposits). The role of the dental hygiene visit is to eliminate the hard deposits that you cannot remove, to help identify areas of concern regarding teeth as well as gums, and to help you develop the proper techniques that will work to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.

Oral Health

In most cases, if your gums and teeth are healthy, the American Dental Association recommends 6-month check-ups.

Flossing

The use of dental floss is essential in minimizing gum disease and other oral health problems resulting from the build-up of dental plaque.

Brushing

Brush your teeth at least twice a day (especially before going to bed at night) with an ADA approved soft bristle brush and toothpaste.

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