Your gums plan an essential role in providing a medium to help anchor your teeth to the underlying bone structure. Maintaining healthy gums is critical for maintaining healthy teeth and preventing further oral health complications.
The American Dental Association note that maintaining good oral health starts with a consistent daily oral hygiene routine. This starts with remembering to brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush, with fluoridated toothpaste. A brand of toothpaste that includes mild abrasives and has also been approved by the American Dental Association will help remove food particles and plaque while also maintaining healthy tooth enamel.
Flossing at least once per day is also essential for physically removing bacterial deposits from between your teeth as well as the gumline. This helps prevent tartar formation to reduce your chances of suffering from gum disease.
If you notice that your gums have started to bleed easily after brushing and flossing or your periodontal tissues appear inflamed, it’s best to schedule an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Steven J. Brazis. After assessing the severity of your gum disease problem he can help you understand your treatment options
If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you have a gum health concern, you should call 916-731-5151 to schedule an appointment at Steven J. Brazis, DDS.