How To Keep Your Gums Healthy

By: Smileway Dental

Gum disease begins when plaque accumulates below and along the gum line. Plaque is a sticky film -like material filled with bacteria. It can cause painful infections of the gums and bones, leading to gum disease and tooth decay. Plaque can also cause gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease.

Gingivitis causes your gums to become inflame, tender, redness, swollen and bleeding when brushing teeth.

You can also develop periodontitis, a more advanced type of gum disease. Periodontitis affects the bones that hold your teeth together. If left untreated, it can damage the gums, bones and tissues that connect to your teeth.

The final stage of gum disease is advanced periodontitis. This is when the fibers and bones that support your teeth are destroyed. It can affect your bite, and teeth may need to be extracted.

Signs that you might have gum disease include:

  • Consistently bad taste or breath
  • Separating or loose permanent teeth
  • Gums that easily bleed
  • Gums that are swollen, red, or tender
  • Gums that have pulled away from your teeth

Gum disease is preventable. Here are a few ways you can help keep your gums healthy.

  • Flossing your teeth
  • Get a regular dental checkup atleast 6-8 month
  • Quit smoking
  • Brush twice a day
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Use a therapeutic mouthwash

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. To know more about How To Keep Your Gums Healthy, do not hesitate to contact us and get an appointment for a consultation.

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Sven Hasse
2022-10-27
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2022-10-15
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2022-10-05
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2022-08-06
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2022-08-03
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