It's not only about how straight your teeth are or how dazzling your smile is when we talk about the health of your mouth. You must not overlook your gums! Gum disease might impact you even if you don't have any cavities. Maintaining good dental hygiene is the most important thing you can do to prevent and treat gum disease.
Our skilled dentist at Table Mountain Dental in Arvada, CO not only provides the best dental treatments based on your needs, but also critical advice on how to maintain your gum and tooth health.
Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the gums and can potentially migrate to the bone that surrounds and supports the teeth. Periodontal disease, often known as gum disease, starts with bacterial growth in the mouth. Although it is such a widespread condition, most people are unaware of the issue and its potential consequences.
Plaque buildup on teeth and along the gum line is a common cause of gum disease. Plaque is formed when bacteria feed on the carbohydrates in the foods and drinks you consume. Plaque fosters the growth and flourishing of bacteria that can cause gum disease.
Brush Twice a Day
Brushing techniques include holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gums and pushing it back and forth in brief strokes. Brush both the exterior and interior surfaces of your teeth.
Flossing aids in the removal of food particles that may have been missed when brushing. Flossing removes plaque that could otherwise lead to tartar formation.
Get Regular Dental Cleanings
If you see your dentist regularly, he or she will be able to detect early signs of gum disease. Symptoms can then be treated before they become more severe. It can help eliminate plaque that you may have missed while brushing or flossing.
Make Use of a Therapeutic Mouthwash
Therapeutic mouthwashes, which are typically available over the counter, can help decrease plaque, prevent or minimize gingivitis, slow the formation of tartar, or a combination of these actions according to the ADA. Furthermore, a rinse aids in the removal of food particles and debris from your mouth, though it is not a substitute for flossing or brushing.
To learn more about how to maintain your oral and gum health, contact Table Mountain Dental by calling (720) 749-2711 or visiting us at 6410 Miller St #15, Arvada, CO 80004.
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