Focusing on Your Teeth and Gum Health
While keeping your teeth white, bright, and healthy is important — taking proper care of your gums is just as vital. Often, patients are more prone to focus on the health of their teeth and forget about routine ways they could be caring for their gum health.
Keeping your gums healthy and clear of debris can prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease down the line. Our team at ProHEALTH Dental is here to provide tips to help you show both a little more love!
Better Oral Health Means Better Overall Health
First, taking care of your teeth and gums helps to improve your overall wellbeing. At ProHEALTH Dental, our dentists focus not only on your oral health but your overall wellbeing. Many of the conditions that affect your dental health can progress to other chronic conditions and vice versa.
For example, oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease can lead to the development of conditions such as:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke
- Oral Cancer
Hygiene Tips for Your Teeth
Maintaining your teeth at home helps keep your smile bright and healthy! This means preventing staining, cavities, and other issues. The best ways to do this are to:
- Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily.
- Avoid grinding your teeth.
- Avoid dark-colored drinks that could stain teeth.
- Reduce sugar consumption.
- Eat a nutrient-rich diet.
Hygiene Tips for Your Gums
The biggest concern when it comes to your gums is preventing gingivitis, which turns into periodontitis if left untreated. Advanced cases of periodontitis can lead to bone and tooth loss, causing further oral health concerns.
Here are some of the top ways you can keep your gums healthy:
- Quit smoking.
- Floss regularly.
- Visit your dentist for regular cleanings.
- Use an antibacterial mouthwash.
- Look into restorative options for missing teeth.
Exceptional Dental Care in New York & New Jersey
Either way — all of these hygiene tips will help protect both your teeth and your gums! At ProHEALTH Dental, our mission is to provide services and education to patients regarding the critical importance of proper oral health care and its impact on their overall health.
Our team of dentists is here to support your family’s oral care needs from general and pediatric dentistry to restorative and orthodontics. Book your dental next check-up today online or call (855) 750-5011