Gum Care. How To Keep Your Gums Healthy?

Proper oral hygiene is a must-have for both adults and kids. Indeed, it can be a boring routine, but what to do?! Such a simple daily action is essential for teeth and gum care. Did you notice that we focus mainly on the state of our teeth and overlook our gums? If you want to have a bright smile, you should keep in mind that healthy teeth and gums can’t be separated.

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How Can I Make My Gums Healthy Again?

Dental experts work hard on keeping our smiles bright. Proper oral hygiene helps prevent periodontal disease. It is better to do preventive measures to regain healthy gums. Additionally to a gingivitis treatment in a dental clinic, you can use an anti-gingivitis toothpaste, which is available on the market. They show excellent results in reversing early signs of periodontitis. Only a professional dentist can decide which gum treatment can give the best results in treating gum disease and promoting healthy gums.

How to Maintain Healthy Gums

A beautiful smile starts not only with white teeth but also healthy gums. When you do your oral routine, we recommend you focus on your gums, as it’s crucial to the general state of your mouth. If you have pain gum, it can be a sign that your teeth do not get enough support. Are you ready to learn a series of easy tricks on how to protect your gums and keep them healthy? Here is your daily checklist to follow:

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  • Toothbrush

Choose a toothbrush wisely. It is desirable to choose a brush with soft bristles of different heights. It will help you reach the hardest areas and avoid any kind of gum irritation and promote gum stimulation.  

  • Toothpaste

According to the experts of the American Dental Association, both adults and children are recommended to brush their teeth and gums twice a day. When you choose a toothpaste, pay attention to the accepted fluoride concentration. You can find special kinds of toothpaste designed specifically for the health of your gums. They show excellent results in neutralizing the development of plaque bacteria, which is the cause of gum bleeding.

  • Floss

If you are serious about maintaining healthy gums, flossing is as important as brushing. We recommend you choose a soft type of floss if you have sensitive gums. Alternatively, you can use convenient interdental devices, for example, dental picks or flossers. They are the best to clean between your teeth and guarantee healthy gums.

  • Mouthwash

A mouthwash is an important element of your dental care routine. It helps you to get rid of any kind of bacteria in your mouth, which causes gum diseases and plaque. Besides, it has many benefits for the beauty of your smile: protection from cavities, protection of enamel, and additional teeth whitening effects.

  • A device to stimulate gums

You can buy such a device at any drug store. It keeps your gums healthy and clean. Thanks to a rubber tip you can clean your teeth and stimulate gums gently, as good circulation prevents most gum disease.

How Can I Cure Unhealthy Gums Naturally?

The best way to treat gum recession is by visiting a professional dental clinic. However, you should not ignore powerful home remedies, which contain only natural ingredients. Keep in mind that gums are organic tissue, so they are able to heal. Why don’t you try the following natural remedies?!

  • Coconut/sesame oil pulling

It is an excellent way to prevent gingivitis. You just need to put a spoonful of coconut/sesame oil and swish for around 20 minutes, then spit out and brush your teeth as usual.

  • Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus can naturally treat receding gums. This anti-inflammatory medicine will promote gum tissue growth and kill bacteria.

  • Saltwater 

This natural remedy focuses on killing mouth bacteria and soothing inflammation. Besides, it is super easy to prepare by combining a teaspoon of sea salt with a cup of lukewarm water. 

  • Aloe Vera

If you want to heal gum inflammation, try using aloe vera, which is efficient in improving gum tissues. 

  • Green Tea

You can minimize the intake of coffee and switch to drinking green tea. Superb oral health is guaranteed with a cup of green tea twice a day.

  • Peppermint

Essential oil of peppermint smells awesome! But did you know that it is able to prevent bacteria growth? It can be an excellent remedy to prevent receding gums.

  • Turmeric Gel

Turmeric is known for its antioxidant/inflammatory properties. You will be surprised to know that it can heal your gingivitis naturally!

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

You can mix 3% hydrogen peroxide with warm water to treat painful gums. Ask your dentist the correct proportion. As a pleasant bonus, you will whiten the teeth naturally.

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids

According to a clinical trial, by taking 300 milligrams of Omega-3 you will reduce gum inflammation and the attachment of gums to your teeth will be way better. Such foods as seeds and fish contain enough fatty acids, so make some crucial changes to your diet.

Can Gums Grow Back?

Once a patient’s gums start receding, you have to react fast and make an appointment with your dentist. A professional dentist will choose the most efficient dental treatment that can either restore or reattach gum tissue around a patient’s teeth. Do not forget about preventive measures as well. Maintaining regular and correct oral hygiene, eating a healthy diet, quitting bad habits, and doing dental checkups will keep you well-protected from any gum disease. 

Who May Need A Gingivectomy Treatment?

Gingivectomy is a common practice in dentistry. It is the surgical removal of a patient’s gum tissue, called gingiva. Gingivectomy gives excellent results in treating gingivitis. Many experts recommend this dental procedure for cosmetic reasons, as it helps to improve the appearance of your smile.

What Factors Can Cause Gum Recession?

You have to take the following factors into consideration when it comes to gum recession and being a candidate for a gingivectomy:

  • aging;
  • gingivitis;
  • gum infections;
  • gum injuries.

Final Conclusion

We all want to have healthy gums, right? Visiting a dental clinic regularly is essential because only a professional dentist is able to prevent receding gums in an early state. Sola Dental Spa recommends everybody follow a proper dental care routine to maintain a shiny smile and healthy gums.