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4 Simple Ways To Keep Your Gums Healthy

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Oct 17, 2022 11:02 AM EDT
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Our gums need just as much attention as our teeth for our personal mouth care. Those pink ridges anchor our teeth in place and also act as a barrier against bacteria. When ignored, gum disease can develop as plaque builds up along the gum line, causing infections for both gum and tooth.

The American Dental Association (ADA) says that the signs that you may have gum disease include chronic bad taste or bad breath, loose permanent teeth, swollen gums, bleeding gums, and gums that appear to be pulled away from your teeth. Fortunately, gum disease can be prevented, and here are some simple ways to go about it:

Brush twice a day

Brushing your teeth after every meal doesn't just do wonders for your pearly whites. It also helps remove the food or bacteria trapped along your gums. Go for a toothbrush with soft bristles so you can comfortably scrub those areas as well as your tongue, which can also carry bacteria.

Floss

Flossing is an essential mouthcare habit that helps remove food, bacteria, and plaque that can also sneakily get in between your teeth. It is recommended to floss only once each day as too much flossing might damage your gum tissue. 

Choose fluoride toothpaste

When shopping for toothpaste, try to find one that contains fluoride and has an ADA seal of acceptance. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that especially combats cavities. It helps by making the outer surface of the teeth more resistant to acid attacks that can develop tooth decay.

Use a therapeutic mouthwash

You can find therapeutic mouthwashes in department stores, pharmacies, or online. They assist by reducing plaque, preventing gingivitis, and reducing the speed in which tarter develops. A moment to rinse will clear out food particles and debris from your mouth. Just like toothpaste, a reliable mouthwash will also have an ADA seal of acceptance.

Dental supplements can also help by providing the essential vitamins and minerals needed for healthy gums and teeth. KPTown suggest Igatan, Insadol Plus, and Zeamays. They help strengthen the gums and periodontal ligament.

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