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Tips on Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Posted on April 19th, 2019 by

When you think of oral health, what comes to mind first? For most people, it is their teeth, but don’t overlook the importance of your gum health as well. Our Chicago dentist knows that healthy gums provide a home for your teeth, so it is important that you take the time to tend to your gums as well. Plus, gum disease is common in many people which can ultimately have an impact on your overall health.

Gum Disease

You may be suffering from gum disease without realizing it. It occurs when plaque begins to build up under and along the gum line, ultimately leading to infections, disease and tooth decay. Too much plaque buildup can also lead to gingivitis, which leads your gums to become red, tender, inflamed, or swollen.


The advanced form of gum disease is periodontitis, which has an impact on the bones that hold your teeth in place. As you can imagine, periodontitis can have an impact on your bite.

What You Can Do

Thankfully, there are at-home measures that you can take to help minimize your chances of developing gum disease. Flossing every day is an easy place to start, and you should also schedule regular appointments with our Chicago dentist. You should also brush your teeth twice per day to get rid of built-up plaque and use mouthwash to reduce tartar.
The best way to keep your mouth healthy is by developing an oral health routine that you stick to on a daily basis. If you need more tips or if you want to schedule an appointment, contact our Chicago dentist today!

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