Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Maintaining Healthy Gums | The Dacula Dentist

Healthy gums are the cornerstone to healthy teeth and good oral health.  Preventing inflammation and disease in your gums is of paramount importance.  There are many things you can do to proactively work at keeping your gums healthy. Here are just a few...

EATING THE RIGHT FOODS. Some foods and vitamins have been linked to healthy gum tissue.  Taking in the proper amount of Vitamin C daily as well as eating foods that provide nutrients and ward off inflammation are important. Incorporate such foods as raisins, oranges, sweet potatoes and fresh vegetables into your diet plan.  You may also want to speak to your doctor about taking CoQ10 supplements. They have been shown to be beneficial for promoting dental and gum  health as well.  

FLOSS AND BRUSH DAILY. Yes, it seems obvious, but the importance of flossing everyday and brushing at least twice a day cannot be stressed enough. This is the foundation of good oral health.  Be sure to have your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year as well.

AVOID HARMFUL HABITS. Eating sugary foods, drinking sodas and ingesting foods that promote bad bacteria growth can wreak havoc on the health of your gums.  Using tobacco products are also harmful to your gums, not to mention the rest of your body too.  Making healthy lifestyle changes will not only impact your gums, but likely improve your overall well-being and quality of life.

Healthy gums are critical to having healthy teeth that can last you a lifetime. We stress the importance of dental health and educate our patients on proper oral care. If you have questions on ensuring that your gums are healthy or need a dental exam, call us today to schedule your appointment.

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