Dental Health Dentistry

How to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Having a healthy mouth doesn’t only mean having straight white teeth that shine brightly when you smile. It also means you take care of your gums. Many people tend to forget about their gums when it comes to oral health. What most people don’t remember is that to have healthy teeth, healthy gums are required. 

Good oral hygiene is crucial to prevent and treat gum disease. You have to remember that you are not immune to gum disease and gum disease happens when there’s a build-up of plaque along your gum line. Gum disease can lead to tooth decay and even worse, cancer. The earliest stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. This condition can cause your gums to become tender, red, swollen, inflamed, and prone to bleeding. However, since gingivitis does not impact the bone and tissue that holds the teeth in place, this condition is reversible. The