How to Take Good Care of Your Gums
- Posted on: Sep 15 2019
By participating in good oral health habits, many patients in the community of Beverly Hills, CA can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. This is incredibly important when it comes to keeping problems such as periodontal disease and cavities at bay. Periodontal disease is a specific condition that can lead to pain, tooth loss, and damage to the soft tissues of the mouth. Fortunately, periodontal disease is completely avoidable with preventative treatment.
Keeping the gums healthy at home
Most of a patient’s oral health care is developed at home with daily habits. Some of the ways in which patients keep their gums—and overall smile—healthy is by taking these steps every day:
- Brushing the teeth after every meal with a fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing the teeth at least once a day
- Cutting down on the consumption of sugary and acidic foods and drinks
- Avoiding the use of tobacco products, including cigarettes and chewing tobacco
- Avoiding alcohol, or drinking only in moderation
By following these steps every day, most patients are able to keep problems such as periodontal disease from even developing in the first place. Once periodontal disease has developed, it can never be cured, just controlled. This is why it is so important for gum health to take care of the smile every day to remove plaque and tartar.
Visiting the dentist can help keep gums healthy
Another often overlooked way of keeping the gums healthy is to visit the dentist regularly. Dental examinations and cleanings can help patients control plaque and tartar. It also gives the dental team the chance to evaluate the teeth and gums regularly to check for the possibility of developing problems. With early intervention, many conditions can be easily controlled and addressed without becoming expensive or extremely damaging to the teeth and gums.
Schedule an appointment today
Dr. David S. Frey of Beverly Hills, CA urges patients to take the time to schedule an appointment and learn about the ways to keep their smile both healthy and beautiful. Call (310) 276-4537 to speak to our front office team and book a visit at our practice, conveniently located at 462 North Linden Drive, Suite 414.