Guess what? Even though taking care of your gum health might seem like a really big deal and something you have no idea how to approach in the grand scheme of things … it’s all actually very simple. It’s so easy, in fact, that our Southlake, TX team can summarize the majority of the preventive particulars for you quite quickly! So, since you’re (hopefully) already taking wonderful care of your teeth, you’ll probably want to clue in here for just a moment to ensure you’re giving your smile every bit of protection it deserves!
Brush That Gumline
We remind you that your gumline needs brushing. This sounds weird to you at first, perhaps, but you’re not going to be brushing all of your gum tissue. Instead, to promote your best gum health and overall oral health, you’re simply going to need to remember to brush your dental tissue where it meets your gums. Use your brush at a 45-degree angle toward this line and gently yet thoroughly include it as you complete your dental hygiene sessions. You’ll remove lots of plaque, which prevents tartar formation and gum disease!
Floss That Smile
The rumors are true! Your daily flossing is an integral part of your dedicated care that allows you to prevent gum health problems, so keep it up!
See Us! Really! It’s Important!
You may prioritize your dental hygiene over your dental checkups and cleanings with us but we remind you that both are equally important. Sure, your hygiene makes up most of your protection for your gum health and complete oral health. However, without cleanings, you’re brushing and flossing without the optimal effects. You might also discover you’re overlooking inflammation. Come on in twice a year for excellent prevention against not only gum issues but decay and more!
Swish After Sugar
If you don’t want to promote an acid environment in your mouth, then remember after you eat anything very sugary or carbohydrate-heavy that the bacteria in your mouth love to eat these particles. When you swish with water after such a snack, you rinse most of the particles away (and some bacteria, too), lessening the acidity and your chance of developing gum problems. When you leave your smile coated, bacteria have a field day and you’re not doing much to help your gum health.
Protect Your Gums With Our Care
Remember to keep your gum health on track by simply remembering to stick to the general suggestions we set forth for daily and long-term care. Not sure what those include? Come on in for a review! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.