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Tips for healthy gums

Here are some tips to maintain optimal gum health:

And what about our gums? Is it equally important to take care of them as our teeth?

What to do?
  • Gently brush your gums during each session using a soft-bristle brush (following a vertical motion from the gumline toward the tooth).
  • Ensure thorough cleaning of molars and premolars (often neglected due to their position at the back of the mouth, they are more susceptible to plaque).
  • Inspect your gums once a week to detect any changes in color or texture.
  • Incorporate daily flossing to remove food residue trapped between the teeth.

It's important to note that some patients neglect flossing due to bleeding and discomfort experienced after each use. However, discontinuing its use is not the solution, as it could worsen the situation instead of improving it. The bleeding is actually caused by the presence of bacteria in dental plaque. That's why it's essential to persist in good oral hygiene habits and to consult a dental professional if pain or bleeding persists after two weeks.

Furthermore, it is imperative to regularly consult your dentist for cleanings and periodic examinations to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. Gum disease can damage the supporting bone of the tooth if left untreated. To avoid potential complications and, ultimately, tooth extraction, it's always better to adopt a preventive approach and receive care before the problem becomes too significant.

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