You need to do more than care for your teeth if you want a healthy mouth. Your gums deserve just as much attention if you want to keep your smile intact. Gum disease remains one of the leading causes of tooth loss.
Since the day after Thanksgiving is also National Flossing Day, it’s a good time to remind you what you should do to protect your gums.
Brush & Floss Daily
Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing between your teeth every day are how you remove plaque, harmful bacteria, and food particles from your mouth. This will reduce your chances of developing a gum infection.
Get Professional Dental Cleanings
No one brushes and flosses perfectly all the time. By visiting us, you can feel confident that plaque and tartar buildup will be removed from your mouth. Plus, if we see signs of trouble, we can address it early.
Seek Help When You See Signs of Periodontal Problems
Red, puffy, and bleeding gums are all signs that you have gum disease. Do not hesitate to get treatment, so you can keep your teeth.