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Did you know there are things you can do to care for your gums? Well, it’s true, and it’s very important to keep up with gum care. If you don’t, you are vulnerable to gum disease, which is the unfortunate and painful disease that can result in loose and lost teeth. So, to help you keep your gums healthy as well as help you maintain strong and stable teeth, we recommend doing the following:

Brush your teeth
Brushing your teeth is a very important task that should be done at least twice a day. Brushing removes the plaque that lives on your teeth and it reduces the chances of developing gum disease. So, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and do your best to brush every morning and every night.

Floss your smile
Flossing also removes the plaque from your smile, especially the plaque that lives between your teeth. This is a great way to reduce the chances of irritating the gums and developing gingivitis, which is the first stage of the oral disease. You should floss at least once a day.

Rinse your mouth
Rinsing your mouth with anti-gingivitis mouth rinse can also help prevent the disease. Simply sip a small amount of the liquid into your mouth and swish it around for 30-40 seconds, or however long the mouthwash label suggests. Then, when the time is up, spit the rinse into the sink. If you do this at least once a day, you are on the right track.

Visit your dentist
If you visit your dentist every six months, you will have a high chance at having strong gums. This is because the deep cleaning that is provided during these appointments will completely remove the plaque from your smile. The tools and techniques used at the dental office are the only resources that completely remove the plaque and eliminate risks associated with oral diseases. So, if it’s time to clean your smile, call us now and schedule an appointment with our dentist!

If you think you may be a victim of gum disease, please call our office as soon as possible so we can help you. We also invite you to call our office if you have any questions about gum disease or gum care. We look forward to talking with you!