Do you know its Gum Care month! Celebrating Gum Care month is important because so many people suffer from gum disease every single day. If gum disease advances, it can cause many health problems. Gum disease is linked to so many serious heart conditions, complications in pregnancies as well as diabetes. On the positive side, gum disease is preventable and can be treated if caught early. We have a few tips for you to keep your gums healthy.
Keep Good Oral Hygiene
The gums begin to deteriorate when plaque or tartar builds up. We must fight this with good oral hygiene and keep a dental routine that helps us in getting rid of plaque that forms in between teeth.
Keep A Healthy Diet
You should be aware that acidic food and cold drinks can cause damage to the teeth. It is important to keep a clean and healthy diet for overall health. To keep your gums healthy, you should replace high carb sugars with fruits and vegetables. It is also suggested to avoid starchy foods, carbohydrates and have enough intake of vitamin C and D. Foods with omega-3 fatty acids like fish, nuts, seeds, and soy as well as vegetable oils reduces the risk of gum disease.
Use A Soft Toothbrush
You should always use a gentle and soft toothbrush as rigorous brushing erodes the enamel on the teeth. Hard bristles can damage the gums. You should always look for a soft toothbrush or an electrical toothbrush at your local stores. By simply making this easy change, you can make a big difference in your oral health.
Swish with A Mouthwash
Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash can protect our gums and teeth from bacteria accumulation. It washes most of the food debris while reducing plaque.
Visit Your Dentist For Regular Cleanings
We recommend our patients to visit our dental office once every six months. We can treat the plaque and tartar more efficiently with professional cleanings than brushing and flossing. By visiting our Woodstock dental office for professional dental cleanings, gum diseases can for sure be detected more easily and treated at earlier stages.
Book an appointment with us today to consult with our dentists for an expert opinion and brighter smiles. Your healthier gums will make us happier, so we must all take care and carry out good oral hygiene habits.
If you have any questions, our team is always happy to help you find the best ways to take care of your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 519-537-6666.