If you have experienced periodontitis (gum disease), and taken the steps to reverse it, the last thing you want is to have it return. Thankfully, it doesn't have to. With some simple steps, you can keep your gums healthy.
The 4 Tools You Need to Keep Your Healthy Gums
The first thing we would like to point out may seem pretty obvious – brush your teeth, and brush them properly. We can't emphasize enough the importance of properly brushed teeth. Using a toothbrush that is too hard, and also brushing your teeth too hard, will easily wear away your gums. With a soft toothbrush and a gentle touch, you can massage your gums for healthy gum stimulation.
Now that you have a soft toothbrush, you will need the right toothpaste. Please speak with a knowledgeable expert on our staff, to find out which toothpaste is best for you in preventing the return of gum disease. There are a few over the counter choices, and we are here to help you with that choice.
You have probably been told for most of your life, to floss your teeth. Well, it is still good for you, and essential for healthy gums. When you floss, bacteria are released from your gums, and any particles of food that may be stuck between your teeth and working their way into your gums, can be pulled out with the floss. There are many types of dental floss, even floss for sensitive gums if necessary. If you can't decide, call or ask in our office and we can help!
Another preventative method you can ask our staff about, is mouthwash. There are many over the counter choices in mouthwash also. Many claim to prevent gum disease. We are here to answer your questions and help you choose the right mouthwash.
When In Doubt, Just Ask
That is why we are here. At our office, we want you to call or come in with your questions. Healthy gums are important to your overall health. We can help you achieve those healthy gums, and keep them that way.