Tips to Maintaining Healthy Gums

Brown haired man flossing his teeth.

While our teeth get most of the love when it comes to our oral health, the health and well-being of our gums are the foundation of a great smile! In today’s blog post, we’re offering some helpful tips to guide you in prioritizing your gum health.

Floss Is Your Friend

You’ve heard it before, you have to floss every day. Flossing is the number one thing you can do to keep your gums healthy. When you floss, you’re reaching areas between the teeth and under the gums that you just can’t get to when you brush. And those are places where plaque and food particles like to hide. Without flossing, the nasty bacteria is allowed to accumulate, causing gum disease and plenty of other unwanted issues. And when it comes to your gums, brushing is important too! So be sure to maintain a comprehensive at-home oral care routine.

Don’t Skip the Dentist

You should be visiting us at Alder Trails Dental for a routine visit every six months. This is not only important to your dental health, but to the health of your gums as well. Dr. Tran can spot early issues with your gum health, allowing you to get early treatment if necessary.

Quit Smoking

Smoking is not only bad for your health but it’s also bad for your gums. Same with chewing tobacco. Studies have shown a clear link between smoking and gum disease. It can lead to lasting dental damage in addition to wider, more serious health issues.

Comprehensive Oral Care in Cypress, TX

Maintain healthy gums with our help. Here at Alder Trails Dental, we take a whole health approach to dental care. Every aspect of your oral health is important, from your gums to your teeth! Give us a call or click the yellow book online button to make your next appointment with us.


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