There are so many reasons why you need to keep on top of taking care of your gums. For one thing, gum disease can cause an increase of bacteria in your mouth which can result in cavities or tooth loss. And you can also suffer from bad breath if you have gum disease. But also, gum disease has been linked to other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and dementia. Therefore, for the sake of your overall health, you need to keep your gums healthy. And encourage your kids to look after their oral health from when they are young too! Here are four pieces of advice you need to avoid gum disease.

Make sure you brush with a good fluoride toothpaste

It’s so important that you don’t just use any old toothpaste if you want to avoid gum disease. However, with so much choice at stores, it can be hard to know which one to choose to protect your gums. The most important thing you need to check when choosing toothpaste is that it contains fluoride which will help to keep your gums healthy. And as is says on healthline.com, you want one which has the ADA seal of acceptance so that you know it’s a well-recognized brand. And once you have chosen a tube of toothpaste, you need to make sure you brush your teeth twice a day to keep your teeth and gums healthy for the sake of your health!

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Don’t forget to floss every day

A lot of people admit that they don’t floss their teeth on a daily basis. After all, it’s hard to remember to do it during the day. But by flossing regularly, you can ensure you keep your gums healthy. After all, it removes plaque from your mouth which harms your gums. After all, brushing only does so much to get rid of food particles from your mouth. You can read up on sites such as Ibreathbad.com for the best methods to floss your teeth. And remember that you can always ask your dentist for advice too.

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Use a therapeutic mouthwash daily

As well as brushing and flossing daily, it’s so important that you use mouthwash. When rinsing, you will remove food particles which may still be in your mouth after brushing. Therefore, it can help to reduce plaque in your mouth which causes gum disease. Although there are many bottles of mouthwash around that you can buy, you need to choose a therapeutic mouthwash that you can buy over the counter. That way, you can be assured your gums will stay healthy.

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Avoid smoking

There are many risks to your health when you smoke on a daily basis. For one thing, it can cause damage to your lungs and lead to heart problems. But also you are more at risk of developing gum disease if you smoke. After all, when you smoke, you are producing bacteria which leads to plaque in your mouth. And smoking can also cause infected gums to not heal which will also result in disease. Therefore, you need to avoid smoking for the sake of your oral health!

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And remember to watch out for swollen and bleeding gums which are common signs of gum disease.

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Karla Bond

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love to chat and write about topics that matter to me in my life. My day has to starts with a cup of joe and usually ends with exhaustion. I have a passion for cross stitching and of course spending time with the kiddo. I am always on the look out for topics to write about like recipes, healthy living, and products I find fascinating.

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