Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Posted by BROADMOOR DENTAL on Feb 24 2021, 05:27 AM

Well, just like nutrient-rich soil reaps healthy and flourishing trees, well-maintained gums keep your teeth shiny and steady. The moment the soil becomes barren and muddy, the tree starts to become unsteady. The same goes for your teeth. If not taken care of the gums, you might attract gum diseases. To keep the gums healthy, you need to pay a bit of attention to them daily. 

Periodontal Diseases

They are serious gum diseases, that if left unattended, can even damage your jawbone. They are relatively preventable or cured if detected at an early stage. If you wish to detect it yourself, look for the following symptoms:

  • Bad breath- untidy and teeth covered in plaque can lead to bad breath.
  • Gums become soft and tender, might even start aching.
  • Shaky teeth.
  • Pus formation in the gums.
  • Sensitivity.

To avoid gum diseases, you must follow a healthy oral routine. Keep reading to know more about it!

4 Ways to keep your gums healthy

Brush twice a day

You might wonder why this is the first point, even for gums—well, brushing not just cleans your tooth surface but also your gums. When plaque or germs are removed from the surface of the tooth, the possibility of any gum infection is also ruled out. The cleaner the teeth, the healthier the gums. After all, these two go hand in hand!

Floss Regularly

Never skip this step! Yes, you can skip a meal but never skip flossing. The germs and food particles that are stuck in between the teeth can be cleaned by flossing. These remains, if left unbothered, cause gum infections and other periodontal diseases.

Use a Mouthwash

Well, the mouth is a germ-producing factory. So, the more you keep it clean, the better! Even after brushing and flossing, some bacteria remain stuck in the nook and corner of the mouth. A fluoride-rich mouthwash can help in clearing these unwanted bacteria quickly.

Follow a Healthy Diet

If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, avoid tobacco, alcohol, and sugary food items. Consume a nutrient-rich diet. Then you can fight any disease without much worry. Your gums need some special ingredients such as apples, ginger, fiber-rich vegetable, and fruits to support your overall oral health. 

We hope you now know what to do to keep your gums healthy. Keep an eye on your gums, examine them regularly and consume healthy food as much as possible. Happy smiling!

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