We all know it’s important to have healthy teeth and gums, but do you know why? The Bluewater team can inform of you of everything you need to know about how to have healthy teeth and gums!
Why are Healthy Gums so Important? – Advice from Bluewater Dentist
If your gums are kept healthy you’re at less of a risk of developing common diseases like cardiovascular disease, dementia or pregnancy complications.
You may have the whitest teeth, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune from gum disease! Gum disease affects many more aspects of life than you may initially think. It doesn’t help that it’s often called the “silent disease,” because in it’s early stages there are no symptoms. Gum disease is very preventable and this is why healthy gums are so key.
What do healthy gums look like?
Healthy gums are pink, firm and never bleed. If you’re experiencing red, swollen and bleeding gums then you may want to make an appointment with one of our dentists!
How to have healthy teeth and gums
In order to make sure you have healthy gums, you should:
- Floss – as we mentioned in our last post, floss at least once a day. This prevents the build-up of plaque!
- Professional Cleaning – professional cleaning of teeth can make all the difference, it’s the only way to remove tartar. If you are developing gingivitis, regular visits to the dentist for cleaning will help reverse it.
- Brush Twice a Day – make sure you’re brushing your teeth after every meal. Brushing your teeth and scrubbing your tongue will help in ensuring that your teeth and gums are free of bacteria.
Whether you’re looking for a Kilbirnie, Kilmacolm or Beith dentist, the team at Bluewater can help you.