How To Keep Your Gums Healthy

How To Keep Your Gums Healthy

Posted by AMAYA DENTAL on Dec 16 2021, 02:34 AM

The most important activity a person can take to prevent and treat gum disease is to practice good dental hygiene. When it comes to oral health, most people disregard their gums in favor of achieving a brilliant, white smile. Healthy gums, on the other hand, are required for healthy teeth. Our skilled dentist at Amaya Dental in Miami and Pembroke Pines, Florida, not only provides the best dental treatments based on your needs, but also vital tips on how to maintain your gums and teeth health.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease develops when plaque accumulates beneath and along the gum line. Plaque is a sticky, bacteria-filled film-like substance. It can cause infections that affect the gums and bone, resulting in gum disease and tooth decay. Plaque can also induce gingivitis, the initial stage of gum disease.

Gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease. Periodontitis is a disease that, if left untreated, can wreak havoc on the gums, bones, and tissues that support your teeth.

The Importance of Gum Health

  • They help to maintain your teeth in place.
  • Healthy gums may reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Having healthy gums will likely result in a superior memory.
  • Healthy gums can aid in the health of the rest of your body.

Tips for Maintaining Healthy Gums

  • Brush your teeth and your gum line at the same time.
  • Replace worn-out toothbrushes at least every three to four months, as they can cause gum damage.
  • Floss.
  • Rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice every year for checkups and cleanings. If your gums are bleeding, don't put it off any longer. If you have periodontal disease, your dentist or dental assistant may perform deep cleaning procedures or administer antibiotics. If the condition has progressed, surgery can be used to wipe out infected gum pockets.
  • Keep your dentist informed of any changes in your overall health, especially if you are pregnant, approaching menopause, or have an illness like diabetes. In these instances, you should take extra precautions to protect your dental health. 
  • Sugary snacks and drinks should be avoided.
  • Consume a well-balanced diet. 
  • If you smoke, make every effort to quit. People who smoke are more prone to have plaque and tartar buildup. Smokers are up to four times more likely than nonsmokers to have severe periodontal disease.

To schedule a consultation with our experts for the best dental treatment, call us at (305) 264-2711 (Miami) or (954) 963-3383 (Pembroke Pines).

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