Gingivitis, which occurs when bacteria builds-up around the gum line, is an early sign of gum disease. It is important that you see a dentist if you show any signs of gingivitis, but keeping your mouth healthy and avoiding issues such as gingivitis is easy!
Floss Your Teeth
It is important to floss at least once per day. Flossing is able to reach areas of your teeth and gums that your toothbrush can’t.
Brush Your Teeth
We’re sure you’re aware of the importance of brushing your teeth two times per day. When you’re brushing, remember the following:
- Don’t aggressively brush your teeth
- Use a toothbrush with soft bristles
- Brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper
- Brush the entire tooth, this includes the chewing surface, inner and outer layer of the teeth
Go to the Dentist
Even though taking care of your mouth at home is necessary, you also need to schedule trips to the dentist. These visits are not only for a cleaning, but your dentist will also look for any signs of dental health issues and discuss what needs to be done.
If you are due for a cleaning or have any questions about the health of your gums, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Van Treese in Sidney, OH.