Taking Care Of Your Gums

At the office of Dr. Carol Jin, DDS in San Ramon, we want to make sure you’re taking care of your gums. Your gums can often seem like an afterthought. After all, aren’t your teeth the stars of a great smile? In fact, a great smile starts with healthy gums. We hope these tips for proper gum care will give you plenty of reasons to smile.

What Are The Signs Of Gum Disease?

Gums ExamAlthough gum disease can start virtually invisible and painless, a host of problems can result from neglecting proper gum care. Painful gums and chewing, bleeding gums, bad breath, and even loose teeth can occur if you don’t take care of your gums. The good news is that the early stages of both gingivitis and periodontitis can be reversed by following a few simple tips.

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Gums

Many factors influence the health of your gums and teeth. Protecting your gums can begin before you set foot in front of your bathroom mirror, toothbrush in hand. Additionally, there are many tools which if used correctly can up your gum health game. The following are some helpful tips on how to properly care for your gums:

  • Eat Gum Protecting Foods
  • Brush Twice A Day
  • Floss Daily
  • Use A Mouth Rinse
  • Get Regular Dental Cleanings

Tools For Proper Gum Care

Anti-inflammatory ginger, fiber-rich vegetables, antimicrobial raw onion, and antioxidant green tea are all foods that can all help to neutralize, kill, and remove the bacteria that causes gum disease. Brushing twice a day at a 45-degree angle to the gums with products like Colgate® Total Advanced Deep Clean and Crest® Pro-Health® Advanced Toothpaste removes plaque and prevents bacteria buildup. Follow with an antiseptic rinse like Colgate Total® For Gum Health, Crest® Pro-Health® Multi-Protection or Listerine® Antiseptic Mouthwash. These tools are your first line of defense for at home gum care.

Schedule A Checkup In San Ramon

Another essential tool you have in your gum care arsenal is your San Ramon dentist, Dr. Carol Jin DDs. Keeping regular dental appointments with us makes early detection of gum disease possible. It is also the only way of removing tough, sticky tartar from your gum line. We look forward to helping you prevent or reverse gum disease with proper gum care. Start taking care of your gums. Schedule your next dental cleaning at our San Ramon office today.