Your gums play a big part in your oral health, and we at Walden Dentistry want to make sure you are doing everything possible to prevent gum disease. September is the month that is nationally recognized for gum care and prevention. As a general dentist in Chandler, AZ, Dr. William Walden understands that early detection of issues is one of the most important steps to maintaining healthy gums.
Early Signs of Unhealthy Gums
The health of your gums is directly related to your general health, so it is important to detect issues early on. In order to improve the care of your gums, visit Dr. Walden if you notice any of the following signs:
· Tender gums
· Gums that are swollen or red
· Persistent bad breath
· Gums that bleed often during flossing or brushing
· Loose teeth
· Receding gums
· Any change in the biting position of your teeth
Regular Home Dental Care
One of the best and easiest ways to take care of your gums and prevent gingivitis or more serious gum issues is to practice good home care. Regular flossing is the most significant thing that you can do to make sure your gums stay healthy. Food particles regularly get stuck in between your teeth and can embed in your gums, and flossing helps to get rid of these unwanted particles. There are many different types and flavors of floss, and we can help you determine which the best type is for you.
Brushing your teeth on a regular basis is a no-brainer, but many people do not realize that brushing your gums is just as important. This can be done by using a gentle circular motion over your gums. This helps ensure that any unseen debris is removed.
Make Regular Appointments With Us
Another part of gum disease prevention is to visit a dentist every six months or so for cleanings and checkups. Call our office at (480) 376-7989 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Walden.