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Your dentist, Dr. Carolyn Yu, strongly encourages you to clean and care for your gums regularly. This is because your gums are very important to your smile and oral health. In fact, having strong and healthy gums can help you have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. So, it’s important to do all you can to keep your gums in tip-top shape. Some tricks to help you do so include:

-Keep up on oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and attending your routine dental checkups every six months all help you have healthy gums. This is because they remove the plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gumline. Plaque and bacteria irritate the gums and can make them swell and bleed. It’s important to remove these dangerous substances regularly.

-Use easy-to-use flossing tools. Improper flossing can harm your gums more than you might realize, especially when you are rough when you floss, or if you have to force the floss into place. So, it’s best to use flossing tools that are easy to use so you reduce your chances of damaging the gums when you floss.

-Brush properly. Brushing too vigorously can severely irritate and harm your gums, so it’s important to brush gently as you clean your smile. It’s also important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush each time you brush because the soft bristles can properly clean the teeth and gums and care for the oral tissues.

For more information and details about how to have strong and healthy gums in Pinole, California, please contact our office at your earliest convenience. When you dial 510.974.2147, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you in any way we can!