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4 Hacks to Improve Gum Health

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
4 Hacks to Improve Gum HealthMaintaining your oral health entails more than just brushing and flossing regularly. A constant intake of sweet foods and beverages can undo even the most rigorous oral hygiene practices.

It is important to consume a balanced diet to nourish and support your teeth and prevent gum disease. Here are 4 hacks that can help you maintain a beautiful smile:

Brush and Floss Regularly

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Make sure you brush your teeth for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Also remember to brush your tongue to prevent bacteria accumulating on it. Replace your toothbrush after every 3 months or after recovering from an illness.

Rinse After Each Meal

After you eat a meal, some food particles may remain lodged between your teeth. Oral bacteria may react with them to produce acids that may result in cavities or gum disease. Rinsing your mouth after each meal will help get rid of food particles and prevent bacterial growth. For best results, rinse thrice and swish thoroughly to ensure that water reaches all your teeth.

Use Hydrogen Peroxide as Mouthwash

Hydrogen peroxide is a simple household product that is often used to treat cuts on the skin. However, it can also serve as an effective mouthwash. It disinfects your mouth and naturally brightens your teeth. Make sure your solution has a 1% to 3% concentration of hydrogen peroxide along with an equal quantity of water.

Eat More Leafy Greens

Foods packed with refined carbohydrates and sugar can create an acidic environment in the mouth that give birth to cavity-causing bacteria. On the other hand, leafy greens are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, and also serve as a supplementary source of hydration. They also help reduce inflammation to maintain a healthy mouth pH.

Adopting the right oral care habits, along with consuming healthy foods, can effectively prevent gum disease. If you are suffering from pain or swelling in your gums, schedule an appointment with us at Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center by calling us at (470) 222-8983 today.

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Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

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Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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