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Improve Your Gum Health with These Simple Tips

Published on February 28th, 2019

Simple Tips To Improve Your Gum Health

As a responsible adult, you listen to your dentist in Lincoln Park and take the time to brush and floss your teeth to ensure you have a healthy smile. But, how often do you think about your gum health and how to improve it? Most people only focus on the health of their actual teeth and are unaware of how important gum health is.

Why Do Gums Matter?

You’ve most likely heard of gum disease, but do you really know what it is? Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, occurs from plaque builds up. It starts as an infection in your gums but can affect your teeth and then spread to other tissue in your mouth. Gum disease is usually painless so many people don’t even know that they have it.

Warning Signs

As your dentist in Lincoln Park, we want to make sure you are aware of the following warning signs:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Consistent bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms you should speak to your dentist in Lincoln Park.

Improve Gum Health

In just five minutes you can improve your gum health tremendously. By brushing your tongue and using short gentle strokes when you brush your teeth and gums, you are already making a huge difference. Another tip is to use to top of your toothbrush to get behind your front teeth and any other hard to reach places.

Lastly, improve your gum health with regular visits to your dentist in Lincoln Park.

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