In our Plano, TX dental office, Dr. Mark Sowell and his dental care team believe in equipping patients with the knowledge needed to improve their oral health. Maintaining healthy gums just takes a few minutes out of your everyday routine. Having healthy gums promotes a healthier more functional smile.
Gum disease is one of the most common oral health concerns among patients, but with proper care, gum disease is preventable. In this post, we will list a few ways patients can improve their gum health.
Tips To Improve Your Gum Health
- Floss your teeth. Flossing helps remove bacteria, plaque, and debris from between the teeth. When plaque is not regularly removed from the teeth, it can lead to the formation of tooth decay and eventually cavities.
- Brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing your teeth can remove harmful bacteria from the mouth, reduce plaque buildup, and keep your gums healthy. Brushing your teeth should be part of your every day oral hygiene routine.
- Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Mouthwash can be a great tool in the fight against plaque. Rinsing helps remove debris and harmful bacteria that can weaken the teeth. Try to find an ADA approved mouthwash that works for you.
- Quit smoking. Smoking can put you at a higher risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth. Smoking and tobacco use can weaken your immune system, causing your gums heal at a slower pace.
At Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX, Dr. Mark Sowell offers a wide range of services to help patients improve their smile. Dr. Sowell takes the time to work with each patient to provide them with the dental care they need. If you need to schedule an appointment, contact our Plano, TX dental office.