How to keep Gums Healthy

February 26, 2019 0

What is gum disease?

Gum diseases start when plaque buildup under and along the gum lines. Plaque can also cause Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. It can cause chronic inflammation in your gums.  Periodontics is an advanced form of gum disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth. It may also lead to teeth loss. Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the two major threats to dental health.

Gum diseases can occur at any age but mostly happens in the early twenties. Nearly, 65 million Americans in the United States have periodontics or gum disease. Periodontal diseases are prevalent in both developed and undeveloped countries and can affect 20-50% of the global population.

At Orange Family Dental, San Diego, CA, our highly experienced Periodontists offer Laser Gum Therapy, the advance treatment to overcome the gum diseases. It reduces recovery and healing time as compared to traditional treatment techniques.

What are the Symptoms of Gum diseases?

According to the American Dental Association, gum diseases include the following symptoms:

  • Red, swollen, and tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food
  • Pus between your gums and teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Loose teeth & painful chewing
  • New spaces developing between your teeth

Millions of people do not know they have this severe infection or do not take care of it. It may lead to teeth loss if not treated. Gum diseases are preventable. Gum diseases do not have to be in your future if you follow these ways to make your gum healthy.

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How to keep Gums healthy?

Eat the Right Foods

Leafy greens are fiber-packed, beneficial for your gum health. They require serious chewing to break down. Extra Saliva produces due to chewing neutralized the bacteria and plaque from the mouth. Fruits and vegetables are also essential for your oral health. Apples have an abrasive texture. When you eat an apple it removes plaque on your teeth and gum line. Milk and other dairy products like cheese and yogurt contain calcium that is essential for healthy teeth.

Brush and floss

Brushing your teeth properly plays a pivotal role in having healthy gums and teeth. Brush your teeth and floss between your gums every day to removes food and germs from your oral cavity. A lot of bacteria accumulate on your tongue throughout the day.  So, it is essential to clean your tongue with a toothbrush. Move your brush in short strokes and press gently.

Choose the right Toothpaste

There are many varieties of toothpaste in the market that claims to reduce gingivitis and freshen teeth. These kinds of toothpaste may comprise whitening products to formulas containing baking soda. Always choose the toothpaste that contains fluorides and has the ADA seal for approval on the packing.

Don`t use the same piece of floss

Most of the people use the same piece of floss over and over again. Doing this can spread bacteria between the teeth. To avoid this use the new piece of floss each time you flossing your teeth.

Use mouthwash

Use therapeutic mouth wash to prevent gum diseases. It reduces the plaque and tartar build-up in your mouth. Do not use mouthwash as a replacement for brushing and flossing. A rinse helps remove food particles and debris from your mouth, although it’s not a substitute for flossing and brushing.

Quit Smoking

Cigarettes or other tobacco products not only terrible for your hearts and gums but also wreak the havoc on your gums. Smoking increases the risk of gum diseases by weakens the body’s immune system.

If you do not have a strong and healthy immune system, then you are more likely to contract infections and chronic diseases — including one in your gums. The CDC recommends stopping smoking immediately to reduce the risk of gum diseases.

Get regular dental Cleaning

Your dentist can detect gum diseases on a yearly basis if you see them regularly. The sooner gum diseases are identified, the easier it is to treat. Professional dental cleaning not only removes tartar but also helps to get rid of plaques that you missed during brushing and flossing.

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If you are experienced symptoms like bleeding gums, pain while chewing, sensitivity in your teeth, swollen and red gums, Consult with your dentist so, that you can get immediate gum disease treatment.

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Dr. Vinh is the best and certified Periodontist in San Diego. Dr. Vinh and his expert team have served thousands of patients to overcome gum diseases. At Orange Family Dentistry, we offer professional periodontal therapy to prevent further damage in the gum tissue and Laser Gum Therapy to severe gum diseases in San Diego CA. For more information contact us +(610)-280-4861, you can visit our office at 4205 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, California 92105, USA.

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