6 WAYS TO KEEP GUMS HEALTHY

By: Smileway Dental

Gum disease is usually painless. Most people have no idea that anything is wrong with their gums until teeth become shaky or when gum pain or swelling occurs. Gum disease is preventable. Here are a few ways you can help keep your gums healthy.

Floss: Floss at least once a day. This helps remove the plaque and food that’s beyond your toothbrush’s reach. It doesn’t matter when you floss. 

Get regular dental cleanings: Your dentist can detect early gum disease symptoms if you see them on a regular basis. That way symptoms can be treated before they become more serious. A professional cleaning is the only way to remove tartar. It can also get rid of any plaque you missed when brushing or flossing. A deep cleaning can also be done to stop the progress of gum disease.

Quit smoking: Smoking is strongly associated with gum disease. Since smoking weakens your immune system, it also makes it harder to fight off a gum infection. Plus, smoking makes it more difficult for your gums to heal once they’ve been damaged.

Brush twice a day: Brush your teeth at least twice per day, one in the morning and one at night. Scrub your tongue too, since it can harbor bacteria. Your toothbrush should have soft bristles and fit in your mouth comfortably. Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months or when bristles start to fray.

Use fluoride toothpaste: As for toothpaste, any toothpaste that contains fluoride is sufficient. There are gum care toothpaste out there too which can be beneficial to your gums. 

Use a mouthwash: Mouthwash is antibacterial. It can help reduce plaque, prevent or reduce gum inflammation, reduce the speed that tarter develops, or a combination of these benefits. It cannot be used as a substitute for brushing and flossing.

These are some of the steps you can take to have a stronger and healthier tooth. After all, we all want to make sure we are problem free and we can enjoy our life and food for many years. In Smileway Dental Clinic USJ and Smileway Dental Clinic Setapak we take care of your smile because we believe in “Creating Smiles That Matters” in your life. Take care everyone.

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Sven Hasse
Sven Hasse
2022-10-27
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Beep Polite
Beep Polite
2022-10-15
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Fazz Abdullah
Fazz Abdullah
2022-10-05
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Oswin Chin
2022-08-20
Zheng Koon Chua
Zheng Koon Chua
2022-08-19
Dr Edwin is very patient to kids. He can slowly talk and confort the kids to prevent them from fear of removing extra teeth. And there is sticker for kids after complete it. What we like is the teeth keeper hanger for kid. It really cute.
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Eng Jing Yee
2022-08-06
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pastor David Emmanuel
pastor David Emmanuel
2022-08-03
I have been there and see dr Edwin, he is such a gentleman and explain me very clearly about my treatment. I recommend all of my friends to go and get your treatment here. Nurses are very polite and helpful ❤️
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shaha poran
2022-08-01
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Bee Chin Wong
2022-08-01
Lim Jimmy
Lim Jimmy
2022-07-31
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