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Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy and Happy


Posted on 10/10/2022 by Dr McMurray
Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy and HappyGums are an essential part of our mouth. They are tissue made up of fibers that surround our teeth. Many oral and dental problems, such as gingivitis or periodontitis, occur in them. It's critical to avoid severe problems in the oral cavity. Some tips to keep your gums healthy and happy include:

Good Nutrition


Nutrition is the key to good health. Many foods contribute to staining our teeth, such as coffee or wine. On the other hand, other foods provide us with essential nutrients to have strong and healthy teeth, such as those that contain calcium.

In addition, foods rich in vitamin D and C maintains the health of the gums. The sun primarily provides Vitamin D, an essential vitamin, because it makes it easier for calcium to be absorbed.

Vitamin C is also important for strong, healthy gums. Its importance is that it is suitable for producing collagen, an excellent component of healthy gums.

Hygiene


It is essential to practice excellent and positive hygiene to improve and maintain the health of the gums. These practices include regular brushing of the teeth, tongue, and gums.

Use Appropriate products


Some dental products may contain harmful chemical compositions that can cause issues within the gums, such as infections and gum bleeding. Therefore, use toothpaste and mouthwashes suitable for your oral health while following your dentist's recommendations.

Periodic Check-ups


It is good to have your teeth cleaned once or twice a year, depending on the recommendation of your hygienist. Be aware of the symptoms such as swelling, bleeding, and tenderness, and seek dental attention.

In conclusion, for the quality health of the gums, ensure that you pay close attention to your gums to avoid possible problems. In case of abnormalities, seek attention and advice from a trusted dentist.



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