Basics of Gum Health

Posted by DR. MITBAVKAR on Aug 19 2021, 10:52 AM

Your gum health is not good when you experience bleeding, pain, or redness while brushing. Poor gum health can lead to a gum infection that can be harmful to the teeth if left untreated. Though people take proper care of their teeth when not in good health, they often totally ignore their gums.

However, we should remember that our overall dental health is interrelated to the health of our gums. It is the one that keeps our teeth securely in their position. Thus, we need to ensure that we take proper care of the gums too.

In this blog, we will provide you with the basics of gum health and tips to protect them from any kind of infection.

Gum Inflammation

The basics of gum health commence with proper care. When we do not care and clean our gums regularly, its health starts decreasing. It makes the gums inflamed and swollen, covering more of the teeth. The inflamed gums are then susceptible to damage when coming in contact with more food or drinks.

Gum Infections

The exposed teeth get in more contact with sticky food or items that are harmful to the teeth, thereby making them fragile and more prone to damage. This is because the part of the teeth hidden underneath the gums is sensitive and delicate. Thus, exposed teeth can lead to tremendous pain and gum infection if not taken care of early. Dentistry treatments like a root canal, tooth fillings, gum surgeries, etc. may become necessary.

Gum infections can result in tooth loss because the gum protects the root of the teeth. When the gum gets infected, the root gets exposed, making the teeth mobile. It then creates problems while eating or talking. If not treated in time, the mobility increases that can be the cause of the tooth loss.

Tips to Protect Your Gums

To protect your gums from infection, follow the tips given below:

  • Ensure to not only brush your teeth but also the gums and tongue twice a day.
  • Change your toothbrush every three months to prevent any infection.
  • Brushing is not sufficient. It is necessary to floss your teeth at least four times a week to prevent the teeth from the bacteria-causing plaque.

When it comes to the health of our teeth, gum, and mouth, there is always a chance that we miss something to prevent it from diseases. Thus, it is advisable to schedule an appointment with your dentist once every six months. This way, you will be well aware of the treatment you need and keep the teeth, mouth, and gum healthy and strong enough to fight diseases. 

Suffering from gum diseases? Don’t worry. UniSmile Dental offers expert dental care solutions, including effective treatments for gum diseases in San Jose, CA. For more information and appointments, call us at (408) 226-1600, book online, or visit us at 6134 Camino Verde Drive, Suite G, San Jose, CA 95119.

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