Are you experiencing bleeding gums?
Bleeding gums are often a symptom of gum disease. Gum disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the gum tissue. When gum disease is left untreated, it can progress to a more advanced stage. In an advanced stage of gum disease, patients may experience tooth and bone loss.
Finding ways to prevent gum disease can minimize your risk of developing complex oral health concerns. At The Center for Complete Dentistry in Cohoes, NY, Dr. Frederick Marra offers a full range of preventive dentistry services to help improve your gum and overall oral health. Dr. Marra can work with you to develop a plan that addresses all of your dentistry needs.
In this post, we will discuss highly some simple ways to improve your gum health. It is important for patients to take charge of their oral health in order to achieve a healthier smile.
Improve Your Gum Health
- Floss regularly. Brushing your teeth is not enough to keep your gums healthy. It is important that patients incorporate flossing into their daily oral hygiene routine.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes. Brushing your teeth after every meal can help eliminate plaque, debris, and bacteria from sticking to your teeth. You should also make it a habit to brush your tongue. Bacteria can live on the tongue and cause bad breath.
- Quit smoking and tobacco use. Smoking can negatively impact your oral and overall health. Smokers are at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Consider quitting smoking to improve your gum and oral health.
- Visit the dentist twice a year for routine dental exams. During a preventive care exam, your dentist will perform a full oral health exam, take x-rays, and perform a professional dental cleaning. Your preventive care exam helps your dentist identify any developing dental concerns and create a treatment plan based on your needs.
Schedule an Appointment
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call (518) 650-1930 or request an appointment online.