When you think of your dental health, it’s quite easy to concentrate solely on the teeth. This may be because our pearly whites are the ones that are often seen when we smile, and any problems that concern them can easily be detected. However, there is another aspect of our dental health that we may unknowingly be neglecting, which in turn can result to serious gum problems. How often have you thought about your gum health?
Healthy gums are essential to good dental health. Your gums provide support to your teeth, so any disease or problem that affects the gums will eventually have a negative effect on the rest of the smile (including the teeth). Maintaining good gum health starts with good dental hygiene. Brushing teeth regularly will keep the area between the teeth and the gum line free from food debris, which can attract gum disease-causing bacteria. However, brushing should be done carefully and without too much force to avoid harming the sensitive gum tissue. Dental floss is also helpful keeping the teeth and gums as clean as possible.
Going to the dentist for regular check-ups and hygiene treatments is essential in keeping the teeth healthy. Your dentist or dental hygienist can detect early gum problem signs, and give you the appropriate treatment so the problem does not worsen. Regular dentist visits to the London Dental Studio can help ensure that your gums are in the best condition, so you can enjoy your healthy smiles for a long time.