Your gums are one of the most important parts of your mouth. They hold your teeth in place, providing a stable foundation full of nutrition, nerves, and blood vessels. Without those, it’d be impossible for teeth to remain strong and effective throughout our life.
But with how important gums are, it’s surprising how many people don’t do their due diligence in taking care of their gums. Today, we’re going to take a look at some simple tips for maintaining gum health.
Brush along the gum line
Perhaps the most important thing that any dentist will tell you to do for your gums is to brush along the gum line in your mouth. This is the area where the most plaque and other bacteria-ridden debris will build up. Focusing on brushing along where your gums and teeth meet will do wonders in removing bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease.
If there’s one thing that Dr. T.F. Chen wishes for his patients, it’s that they’d become better at flossing consistently. This is such a valuable thing you can do to make sure that your gums are healthy. Flossing picks up the plaque and debris that lay on top of your gums. If you need tips or pointers on flossing, you can ask any member of our T.F. Chen DDS team here in Glendale, California.
If you want more information, or need an appointment, call us today at 818-502-1991.