Healthy gums are an important part of achieving optimal oral health. When the gums are infected, patients may experience bleeding gums, halitosis, shifting teeth, and swollen gums. In advanced cases of gum disease, patients may experience tooth and bone loss.
Dr. Daryle Mahnke offers a full range of general, preventive, and periodontal therapy services to treat various stages of gum disease. Dr. Mahnk recommends that patients take preventive action to avoid developing gum disease and other complex dental concerns. In this post, we will discuss some simple ways to boost your gum health. If you have any questions regarding your oral health, please be sure to contact our Bay City dental office.
VisitbBay City Smiles for the dental care you need. Dr. Mahnke and our dental care team can work with you to find the right solutions for your smile. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 989-272-2478 or request an appointment online.
Improve Your gum Health
- Floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing removes debris and plaque between the teeth. Choose the type of floss that works best for you oral health needs.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Most dentists recommend brushing your teeth after every meal. Brushing your teeth helps freshen your breath, remove plaque, and debris from the mouth. Patients should also remember to brush or scrape their tongue.
- Visit the dentist for your biannual preventive care exam. During a preventive care exam, your dentist will take x-rays of your teeth, perform a full comprehensive exam, and clean your teeth. Your dentist can spot any early signs of gum disease during your preventive care exam.
- Quit smoking. Smoking can negatively impact your oral health. Studies have suggested that smoker has a higher chance of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.