When most people think of their beautiful smile, they might think the most important factor is their teeth, often forgetting the importance the gums have for a healthy, beautiful smile. Unhealthy gums can affect a smile just as much as decayed teeth.
Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, occurs when bacteria called plaque hardens into tartar seeping into your gums. Bacteria is dangerous and could cause many oral health problems. In the early stages of gum disease, you can restore the health of your gums by keeping a healthy oral hygiene routine.
For example, the first step is to always brush your teeth and gums. This means, remember to clean the area along your gum line. If you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, you can have better protection against cavities and help ward off gum disease. If you use an effective mouthwash, you can take extra care to kill any lingering bacteria in other areas of your mouth.
Keeping up with your dental visits with Dr. Jason Roe will ensure the removal of tartar and plaque along the gum line. Keeping your gums healthy is essential to your oral health, which is why we always love to remind you about the importance of oral hygiene.
If you have questions about your oral health or think your gums might be suffering, please call us today at 972-931-1777 or click here to schedule an appointment with our dentist. You can also find out more about our office by clicking here. Our team at Pro Dental Dallas is happy to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful!