People concerning oral health usually think only about their teeth. However, no matter how shining and cavity free your teeth are, you can still be vulnerable to gum diseases which need to be looked after. Although gum diseases are not usually painful, they can cause various problems to your health in the future. So, here are five easy ways to take care of your gums.
- Chew gum to protects the gums
Wait! Do not start chewing your gums! Well, you cannot chew them, as a matter of fact. This may seem a little awkward, but the former is the chewing gum that you can buy from your nearest stores, and later one cannot be bought from anywhere; it is in your mouth naturally. In order to keep the gums healthy, you must chew sugar-free chewing gums which are scientifically proven to improve your oral health and they give you a fresh breath. Remember, I wrote sugar-free gums, not the sweeten ones that may lead to teeth cavity.
- Brush twice daily
Brushing your teeth is very compulsory for oral health, but brushing them once in 24 hours is not enough. For healthy teeth and gums, brush your teeth at least twice a day. Adding to this, try buying a toothbrush that goes somewhat beyond the teeth; onto the enamel and the gums to clean them as well.
- Fluoride toothpaste
There are hundreds of toothpaste available in the stores which you may buy. But, making a decision to choose one becomes quite difficult when you see claims like white teeth, fresh breath, strawberry flavored and so on. However, all these things are secondary when it comes to oral health. The first and foremost thing you need to consider before buying a toothpaste is whether it contains fluoride or not. Fluoride protects your teeth from the cavity and keeps your gums strong an healthy all the times.
Do not let the food you eat remain in your mouth for several hours because it leads to tooth decay. Flossing helps in removing the plaque and the food particles from your mouth through cleaning. Although you brush your teeth, there are several areas in your mouth that the brush cannot access and floss becomes compulsory for them. Therefore, floss your teeth regularly for healthy gums.
- Quit smoking, alcohol, and tobacco.
Smoking, alcohol drinking and tobacco chewing make your gums more vulnerable to gum diseases. Once damaged, it becomes quite difficult for the gums to heal if you are a chain-smoker. Adding to this, smoking weakens your immune system which means that it would not be able to fight the gum diseases resulting in bad oral health.
Keeping your gums healthy is really important for the healthy keeping of your entire body. Your body starts with the mouth and all your nutrition enters the body through the mouth. Therefore, if your oral health is not appropriate, you will be vulnerable to more diseases. On the other hand, if you have healthy teeth and gums, your body will be protected from many diseases.
Still, need a quick solution for your gums? It’s never too late! Before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth cavity, and other oral or general health issue, consult with DR. Jean Jacques Edderai. Our dental prophylaxis and cleaning include every 3 to 4 months checkup to allow Dr. Edderai keep a watchful eye on your oral health, and prevent cavities and other minor issues before treatment starts.
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