There are many ways to ensure dental and oral health. Besides taking care of your teeth, you also have to take care of your gums. Gum disease happens so gradually that it can be hard to detect before it becomes a problem. That’s why you need to do everything you can to keep your gums healthy. Here are some ways to do it!
Can Gums Regenerate?
Your gum tissue is delicate, and unfortunately, it can’t grow back. This stands in stark contrast to other tissue cells your body has, such as skin cells. For this reason, it’s even more important to fight off the effects of gum disease. One way to do this is to make regular visits to your dentist. Watch out for receding gums; this issue can worsen due to the gaps left behind. Bacteria can slip in through these gaps and cause bone or tooth loss. Scaling and root planing (SRP) can make a difference, but only if you seek treatment from your dentist.
Improving Gum Health
Here are some suggestions for how to improve your overall gum health:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Switch to using an electric toothbrush
- Floss every day
- Brush your tongue as well
- Try massaging your gums
- Use mouthwash and toothpaste with fluoride
- Use natural remedies such as oil pulling and drinking green tea
For Deeper Concerns
However, you may find that your gums have deteriorated for any of these suggestions to make much difference. At this point, you may need surgery. These procedures eliminate the bacteria and grafting can replace any gum tissue that you may have lost. Two other procedures include flap surgery and bonding – flap surgery gets rid of plaque that SRP cannot while bonding involves putting tooth-colored resin over the roots where your natural teeth are.
Pay Attention to Oral Health
In the end, your main takeaway should be this: pay attention to your oral health. Gum disease is much more common than you might think. When you keep a close eye on the health of your gums, you are doing your part to help ensure overall well-being. Plus, you’ll be able to save your smile, which will make you feel happy and confident and help ensure pristine oral health!
KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!
Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!