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March 4, 2019

3 Ways to Keep your Gums Healthy

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Looking for ways to make your gums healthier? Make sure your gums and teeth are kept as healthy as possible with help from Bluewater Dentist. There are many ways you can make sure that your gums are in the best possible condition!

Ways to Make your Gums Healthier – Advice from a Bluewater Dentist

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Follow our advice if you want to improve the health of your gums!

Avoid Tobacco

Smoking weakens your immune system and so, makes you much more susceptible to gum disease. Make sure you quit smoking immediately to keep your gums healthy and decrease the chances of developing gum disease.

Regular Dental Cleaning

Another way of keeping your gums in the best condition is by attending regular dental cleaning appointments. Not only will making regular appointments with your dentist ensure that your gums and teeth are completely tartar and plaque free, but dentists will be able to detect the early signs of gum disease or gingivitis. Also, make sure you’re brushing, flossing and using mouth every day! As we mentioned in our last post, it’s important to introduce regular dental appointments to children from a young age – doing this will also ensure they maintain good dental hygiene in the future, therefore taking care of their gums.

Brush Gently

The final one of the ways to make your gums healthier we recommend is brushing your teeth gently – don’t scrub them! We suggest buying a soft bristled or electric toothbrush. Changing up your brushing and flossing routine can make so much difference when it comes to improving your overall dental and gum health. Also, make sure that you replace your brush (brush head for electric toothbrushes) every 3 or 4 months and buy a new toothbrush if you have recently had a cold, a sore throat etc.

Located in Lochwinnoch, Bluewater is incredibly easy reach whether you’re looking for a Ayrshire, Kilmacolm or Beith dentist!

Trust the Bluewater team when looking to improve all aspects of your dental health.