Why Celebrate National Gum Care Month?

Why are we so excited about National Gum Care Month, you wonder? Well, as dental professionals we know that your gums are extremely significant to your overall oral health. When you’re keeping your mouth safe, you’re on track toward keeping up a smile that’s healthy year after year after (well, you get the idea), thanks in part to good gum health. Still hoping for some specifics because you don’t feel very excited yet? Find out why it’s a good idea to put a smile on your face in regard to this “holiday.”

Gum Problems Can Cause Extreme Damage

One of the reasons we think you just might want to celebrate National Gum Care Month with us is the fact that when you’re not excited about your gum health, things can go very badly. If you keep your gums safe, they remain in lovely condition. If not, however, their disease can lead to the damage of not only your gingival tissue but also your teeth, your ligaments, and even your jawbone. Periodontal disease is destructive! So, focus on gum protection.

Gum Problems Are Avoidable

About all of that tooth loss, destruction, damage, etc.: You can avoid it. This, of course, is another reason we feel so strongly about the month of September. Take this holiday to recognize that you can sidestep a long list of frustrating problems with your oral health by remembering that optimal gum health is key!

At First, Gum Disease Is Reversible!

When you come see us for a checkup (every six months) and we notice that gum disease has begun (this is gingivitis), we can fix it. Wait a very long time and neglect your gums? We can manage it but we can no longer cure the problem. Remember professional care is important, too!

Avoid Gum Damage By Seeing Us For Checkups And Cleanings

Don’t forget that your cleanings and checkups are not just the foundation of healthy teeth but also of healthy gums. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.