A great smile is about more than pearl white teeth. It’s about whole mouth dental health, beginning with the most overlooked part of the mouth: the gums. The gums protect the teeth, just as skin protects muscles, bones, and organs. Gum disease or inflammation is a result of plaque (food particles, mucus, and bacteria) building up and clinging to the top of your teeth, which can cause serious health issues if left untreated. Namely, gum disease can lead to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and premature birth (in pregnant women). Whether you need Laser Gum Recontouring or you have a gum treatment problem.
Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that causes irritation, inflammation, and bleeding or redness of the gums. Often, people are unaware that they have gingivitis, which can lead to more serious periodontal disease and tooth loss. Fortunately, with regular visits to the dentist, gum disease can be prevented or treated. To treat gingivitis, it is recommended to brush three times a day (including your gums), floss daily, and rinse with hydrogen peroxide each time you brush. Also, replace your toothbrush when the bristles become curved (every three or four months).
Here are some helpful tips to keep your gums healthy:
– Use gentle pressure and don’t brush too hard.
– Use a soft toothbrush that won’t cut your gums and make them bleed.
– Brush at a 45-degree angle.
– Brush for at least two minutes to cut down on bacteria.
Remember: the longer gum disease is left untreated, the more painful and expensive it will be to treat. Arizona has a group of fantastic dentists that can help you with your smile makeover at Studio B Smiles, though. Check out dentist Scottsdale, cosmetic dentists Scottsdale, or cosmetic dentists Phoenix to schedule an appointment with Dr. B or one of his associates.
Dr. John Badolato (Dr. B) of Studio B Smiles is the official dentist of the Phoenix Suns, Extreme Makeover: Weigh Loss Edition, and has been featured on The Today Show, The View, and Oprah.
He provides dental services and unmatched cosmetic dental services, such as veneers, dental crowns, dental root canals, dental fillings, and teeth whitening, using the latest technology.
Call 480-860-0092 or visit Smile B Studios to improve your gum health and smile today!