Gum health is just as important as the health of your teeth. In fact the two are more closely related than most people believe. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in America. Improving your gum health can help you to keep your smile healthy. Today, we give you just a few tips on how to improve your gum health. If you have any questions about gum health or your specific’s smile’s needs, just reach out to your dental team at E-Care Dentistry of Olathe, Kansas.
Be On the Lookout
Gum disease can be reversed at the earliest stage of gingivitis. Beyond that, gum disease cannot be cured. Routine dental visits will give your dentist a decent amount of time to see any patterns or signs of gingivitis. However, you look at yourself every day in the mirror. If you see bleeding puffy red gums, it could be a sign of gingivitis. Visit your dentist as soon as you can.
A balanced diet full of vitamin-rich foods can help keep your gums healthy. Eating enough Vitamin C and Vitamin A are important to keeping gum tissues healthy. Eating healthy food is good for your smile and your gums.
Keep Brushing and Flossing
It is recommended that you brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day. Try not to press too hard when you brush your teeth. Brushing your teeth too hard can irritate your gum tissue and erode your dental enamel. A soft toothbrush used with a reasonable amount of force can do the trick. Flossing at least once a day allows bacteria to be removed before it can cause too much trouble. Rinsing with water or non-alcoholic mouthwash can help remove bacteria before it cause a problem.
Talk to your dentist
Improving your gum health is good for the whole smile. To schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.