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Dental and Gum Care, Receding Gums, Gum Disease

Dental Care Basics
Once you know the basics of proper dental care and follow them every day, you can protect your teeth and keep your beautiful smile all of your life:

  • Clean your teeth at least twice a day – Bacteria builds up quickly on regular toothbrush bristles, so you need to replace your brush every 3-4 months. Cleaning your teeth and gums with a PeriClean Brushless Toothbrush will eliminate any bacteria build-up.
  • Floss once a day – For detailed flossing instructions, visit ADHA Flossing Tips

Clean tongue daily Brush your tongue gently from back to front to receive bacteria that cause bad breath.

  • Eat healthy foods – Sugary and starchy foods are bad for your teeth. So avoid snacking on sodas and foods high in sugar or starch such as candy, cookies, cake, pie, sugary gum, crackers, chips, breadsticks, dried fruits and raisins.
  • Regular dental check-ups – Visit your dentist at least once a year.
  • Check out innovative, new oral hygiene products like PeriClean Brushless Toothbrush. It's a gentle, brushless way to clean teeth and protect gums (The Skin of Your Teeth),

Gum Care Basics
Proper gum care consists of the same oral hygiene habits as those mentioned above for proper dental care. That's because your teeth and gums are interdependent. When you take good care of your teeth, you automatically take good care of your gums. Poor dental care habits are the same as poor gum care habits. When you neglect your teeth, you are setting the stage for gum disease (periodontal disease).

Known formally as gingiva, gums consist of tough, connective tissue that lines the base of the teeth and holds them in place. Gingiva also safeguards the teeth roots and jaw from infections and resists trauma from chewing and hard foods that enter the mouth.

Receding Gums Basics
Receding Gums is a common type of gum disease (periodontal disease) that results from a bacterial infection. In healthy gums, the gum tissue fits snugly around each tooth, covering and protecting the roots, too. The underlying infection of receding gums causes your gum line to pull away from your teeth, exposing more of each tooth. Untreated, receding gums will eventually uncover the sensitive roots of your teeth. At this advanced stage, your teeth may loosen and possible have to be pulled.

How do you know if you have receding gums? Like many people, you may already have one or more of these six symptoms of receding gums, but not realize it or attribute the symptom to another cause. If you're not certain you have receding gums, it's best to see your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. Depending on the severity of your condition, your dentist will recommend the proper receding gums treatment to remove the underlying bacterial infection and restore the health of your gums and teeth.

Gum Disease Basics
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, covers several conditions that damage the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth. Gum disease is the result of bacterial gum infections that can destroy gum tissue, attack tooth enamel and tear down the supporting bone that normally holds your teeth firmly in position. Healthy gums are The Skin of Your Teeth, and your teeth can't live without them.

Gum disease ranges from a mild case of gingivitis (inflammation of your gums) to severe chronic periodontitis. Gingivitis can be successfully treated with a deep cleaning by your dentist or dental hygienist. But more advanced periodontal diseases like receding gums and periodontitis require gum disease surgical treatments to repair your gums and save your teeth.

Reversing Receding Gums and Gum Disease
Unchecked and untreated, gum disease can progress from easily treatable problems to painful conditions that require expensive treatments, undermine your confidence and dim your dazzling smile. You can prevent or reverse receding gums and other forms of gum disease with knowledge and action:

For more details about receding gums, visit Receding Gums Symptoms & Causes and Receding Gums Treatment.
For more details about gum disease, visit Gum Disease Symptoms & Causes and Gum Disease Treatment.
For more details about a safer, brushless way to clean teeth, visit PeriClean Brushless Toothbrush, It's the gentle, brushless way to clean teeth and protect gums (The Skin of Your Teeth).

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