September Is National Gum Care Month

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You brush your teeth. You floss your teeth. You drink water and eat healthy. Check, check, check. But don’t forget about a key factor in good dentalcare – strong and healthy gums! September is National Gum Care Month so we’re going to show a little extra love to this important part of your oral health.

Keeping Gums Healthy

Preventative measures are always best – stopping a problem before it even has a chance to start! Follow these steps to help support the health of your gums:

  • Brush and floss regularly
  • Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Keep regular dental check-ups
  • Be mindful of and tell your dentist about any health diagnoses such as diabetes than can affect gum health
  • Take note of any gum changes in pregnancy

Share with your dentist any medications you may be taking so they can determine if they are a cause for concern

Gum Care All Year Long

By keeping regular dental appointments, we are able to help you catch and address any of the below gum disease symptoms early:

  • Swollen, tender, red gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Gums that have pulled way from the teeth
  • Teeth that are loose or separating from the gum
  • Frequent bad taste or breath
  • Separating or loose permanent teeth
  • Changes in the way teeth fit together, dentures fit

Remember, it’s never too late to start taking care of your teeth. We can help you with any gum problems you may be experiencing. Call our office at (248) 852-3130 today and we’ll schedule your next appointment to get you back on track for good dental health.

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