Caring For Your Gums

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Taking proper care of your gums is often overlooked. This is unfortunate, as gums are really, really important.

Avoid making that mistake.

1. Brush Them (Gently)

Yes, you should be brushing your gums! Just don’t press too hard and make sure you are using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Experiencing bleeding, post-brushing? Let your dentist know.

2. Floss

Choosing not to floss is terrible for your teeth for quite a few reasons but neglecting to remove food particles from your gums (and from in between your teeth) may increase your odds of ending up with a cavity. (Not to mention bad breath!) Not exactly an alluring prospect.

3. Note Changes In Color Or Firmness

As strange as it sounds, making it a habit to examine your teeth, gums and tongue regularly can help you stay on top of potential dental issues. Alert your dentist if your gums change color or become softer than normal; it could be an indication that something is going on.

That’s all for the time being. See you soon!

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