7 Ways to Take Care of Your Gum

in Van, TX
By Advanced Family Dentistry
By Advanced Family Dentistry

Why is it necessary to take care of your gum? If you think that having the pearly white smile with straight teeth are all you need to have then this thought needs refurbishment, as healthy gum is the key for healthy teeth.

Gum diseases can pop up anytime. The pain isn’t pleasant at all. If your teeth are affected by gum it will slowly found to hurt your gum which will finally lead to gingivitis and will lead to many signs of:

  • Tender
  • Swollen
  • Prone to bleeding
  • Redness

The final stage of gum diseases is periodontists, where fibers and bones around the teeth are damaged and can affect your bite, teeth and needs to be removed.

Ways to keep your gum healthy:


Floss at least once in a day, because if you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 35% of the tooth surface. Make sure you don’t skip out this.

Regular dental cleaning:

The dentist can detect your gum diseases on regular basis, apart from cleaning every day in your home make sure that you undergo a professional cleaning at least once in months. This will help to remove tartar.

Do not smoke:

Smoking is associated with gum disease, not only it will weaken your gum but at the same time it will start to weakens your immune system and hence they cannot fight to your gum diseases.

Try to brush after every meal:

Brush your teeth, after every meal this will clean all the food debris and will not leave any bacteria to thrive on it. Brushing twice a day will not allow the formation of plague and thereby gum diseases will stay redundant.

Use fluoride toothpaste:

Make sure that your toothpaste consists a small amount of fluoride in it. This will not curb gingivitis but at the same time will freshen your breath.

Swirl your mouth with therapeutic mouthwash:

This will not only help to reduce plague but by doing this you can prevent any growth of additional germs in your mouth.

Get a regular dental checkup:

If you think that maintaining your oral health at home can curb your entire gum problem then you are wrong. Visiting dentist is necessary because a dentist can only well understand any problem before they get serious.

If you miss out the above steps then you welcome certain gum diseases like:

  • Bad breathe which will linger
  • Gum can easily start to bleed
  • Separating or lose a permanent tooth

Besides the above steps, schedule an appointment with us so Dr. Praveena Bhat can professionally diagnose any little problem that they are having. Contact us now @603-821-9046.