5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy
Practicing good oral hygiene is mandatory in today’s age.
A positive dental routine can prevent gum disease and other dental issues down the road. When you consider your dental hygiene and oral heath, how often do you consider your gums? Well, you are not the only one. Most people in Perth tend to overlook their gums when it comes to oral health. Most individuals focus on achieving a pearly white smile and forget that their gums are just as important!
Our team at West Coast Dental Care are here to emphasise the importance of healthy gums in achieving a healthy set of teeth and a healthy mouth.
Here are our 5 tips to adopt today that will help you care for your gums, and in turn, help prevent gum disease.
Brush your teeth properly, and ensure you brush TWICE a day.
This tip is an age-old adage that will never stop being relevant. The key to having a healthy mouth is ensuring you brush your teeth thoroughly. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush, be sure to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months and be sure to move your toothbrush in short effective strokes. It is also important to clean the insides of your front teeth by turning the brush vertically and making several short strokes along each tooth.
Choosing the right toothpaste is important
Firstly, ensure that you are using toothpaste that contains fluoride. The toothpaste aisle in most stores will contain many varieties of toothpaste, from whitening products to formulas containing baking soda. Keep an eye out for a toothpaste that has fluoride in it.
Finally, be sure to rinse your mouth out after eating, this will minimise the food build-up, possible bacteria in the mouth and will help prevent plaque and tartar!
We cannot begin to emphasise the importance of flossing.
Flossing often hits the bottom of the list. Most people in Perth don’t actually realise the importance of flossing in their daily dental routine. Did you know? Flossing removes food and plaque from between the teeth and gums. If the food and plaque remain in these areas, this can lead to tartar, which is a hard build-up of bacteria that only a dentist can remove. Over time and if left untreated, tartar can lead to gum disease.
Use mouthwash as part of your daily oral hygiene routine.
Did you know? Mouthwash can help protect you from harmful oral bacteria, will remove excess food particles, can eliminate plaque and tartar build-up and allows you to move through the day with confidence?
In addition to regular brushing and flossing as outlined above, it is also suggested that you rinse your mouth with a mouthwash that is approved by your Perth dentist. This helps ensure that your entire oral cavity is completely clean.
Be sure to book in regular check-ups with your Perth dentist.
When was the last time you paid a visit to your Perth dentist? Dental check-ups will include a professional cleaning of your mouth. This is the only way to remove tartar from your teeth – therefore helping protect your gums! Furthermore, being regular with your dental visits will ensure you are proactive, not reactive.
Are you ready to book your appointment at West Coast Dental Care? We can’t wait to treat you!
Regardless of your dental condition, we are here to help you. Our team at West Coast Dental Care are here to provide you with much needed clarity and answers. We provide our patients with a sense of relief and will walk them through their dental appointment with the utmost communication and professionalism.
Get in touch with us today and book in your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!