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Here are ways to maintain healthy gums


Posted on 11/1/2023 by Weo Admin
a close up of healthy gums and pearly teethThe foundation is everything that matters when you want to build a long-lasting relationship, house, and in this case healthy teeth. The foundation of teeth is the gums, healthy gums mean healthy teeth, and vice versa. Therefore, let us look into ways to maintain your oral health and specifically the health of your gums.

Floss


Two minutes twice, a day is all it takes to maintain healthy gums. Brush your teeth each time using a nylon-made soft toothbrush. Do not leave the gumline out, this helps in removing the bacteria and plaque that might have accumulated around them. Flossing along the gum line and in between the teeth may help in reaching where the brush could not.

Quit smoking


Not just smoking, limit your alcohol consumption too. They are agents of gum disease and can tamper with the flow of blood to the gums by affecting the body's ability to fight the infection. Smoking weakens your immune system and even worse, makes it hard for the gums to heal in case they are damaged.

Stress management


It might sound light but it is true, chronic stress can lead to gum disease. However, practicing meditation, exercising, and engaging in sports can help reduce stress levels. A lot of stress may contribute to a weakening of a person's immune system and this might expose your gums to infections.

Regular dental check-up


This could not go unsaid. Dental checkups are essential for our oral health and generally our body health. It is during these checkups that dentists can examine and detect the onset of gum disease in your mouth or any other periodontal infection. They are also tasked with the duty of professional cleaning and removal of plaque in your teeth reducing the risk of gum diseases. You finally have your answer, for that and more information about your oral health reach out to us today.

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