Taking care of your gums is important. Not only do the gums protect your teeth, but the health of your gums can impact other health conditions you may have. That is why September is National Gum Care Month, to educate people about gum disease and to understand how to take care of their gums. Without proper care, you could develop gingivitis.
Things to look for if you are having issues with your gums:
- Gums will appear red or swollen in certain spots
- Gums might feel tender when you brush them
- Gums are bleeding easily
- Your gums are pulling away from your teeth
Taking Care of your Gums
Although gingivitis may develop easily, it is also easy to prevent if you stick to a consistent dental hygiene routine. We strongly recommend brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly at least two times a day.
Keep in mind that when you brush your teeth and gums, you should not be too aggressive. Brushing your gums too hard can damage them and cause them to bleed.
If it has been a while since you visited the dentist and are worried that you might have gingivitis. Give us a call or put in an appointment request today and we can help schedule an appointment for a cleaning and check up!