Do you brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time? If so, then you are well on your way towards achieving and maintaining great oral health! However, your gums are just as important as your teeth and are a crucial part of keeping your mouth and your whole body healthy and strong. Read on to learn about how to keep your gums clean!
Plaque and bad bacteria can build up and congregate along and under the gumline. If left there, the bacteria can lead to gum inflammation and eventual gum infection. In addition to causing gum disease, bacteria can enter the bloodstream, which can potentially contribute to a series of health issues, such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and kidney disease.
Did you know that there are a wide range of tools that you can use to floss your teeth? Find a tool, or a combination of tools, that work best for you to effectively meet your dental needs. Some of the most common tools include:
While the idea of flossing might sound like a tedious task, flossing your teeth at least once a day can help keep your oral health and overall health in balance. If traditional floss isn’t working for you, we encourage you to try out some of the other flossing tools to find what works best for you. Additionally, contact our office for additional tips to maintain a strong and healthy smile.
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