The Best Ways To Maintain Great Gum Health

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The secret to healthy teeth is healthy gums! Your gums play an extremely important role in your oral health. These tissues protect the roots and nerve endings of the tooth, preventing infection and decay. Just like you take good care of your body to stay healthy, you must take good care of your gums to keep them healthy. Over time, gum disease causes your gums to separate from your teeth, which can make your teeth vulnerable to decay and even cause them to fall out.

How To Maintain Great Gum Health

    1. Brush & floss your teeth twice a day, every day

    One of the best ways to keep your gums healthy is to brush and floss your teeth twice a day. But it’s also important to adopt the proper brushing technique, because brushing too hard or improperly can cause damage to your gum tissue.

    The best way to brush your teeth and protect your gums is to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush in brisk, gentle circles to clean the whole surface of each tooth. Don’t drag your toothbrush back and forth across your teeth, because you might damage the gums doing so. Follow up by flossing to break up any plaque forming under the gum line.

    2. Eat a healthy diet

    Plaque feeds off of foods and drinks that are high in sugar, acid, and carbohydrates. However, foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber can keep your teeth and gums clean. Maintaining a balanced diet is very important to both your oral and overall health.

    3. Get regular dental checkups

    You should visit us at Queensboro Plaza Dental Care twice a year for routine cleanings and examinations so we can properly monitor your gum health. Gum disease is reversible if caught in the early stages, so keeping up a regular checkup schedule can save you time and money spent at the dentist’s office down the line.

    4. Use mouthwash

    Antibacterial mouthwashes are a great added layer of protection to kill any bacteria in your mouth, especially under your gum line.

    5. Stop using tobacco products

    Smoking causes dry mouth, among other health issues. When you have dry mouth, you don’t produce enough saliva to wash bacteria off the surface of your teeth naturally, which can speed up the development of plaque and cavities.

Affordable Comprehensive Dental Care in Long Island City, NY

Periodontal care is among the many services we offer at Queensboro Plaza Dental Care. Our Long Island City, NY dental office offers deep cleanings for those who need extra care for their gums. Our services won’t break the bank; we offer plenty of flexible financing options to help make our treatments affordable. Let us help you have the healthy smile you deserve. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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20:52 30 Mar 22
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21:18 05 Feb 22
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22:07 02 Feb 22
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