Keeping Your Gums Healthy

Need some tips on keeping your gums healthy? It's an important goal to keep in mind because gum disease can cause all sorts of issues, from tooth and gum loss to infections- not just in your mouth but throughout your body. Here are some tips for keeping your gums as healthy as possible.


The most important way to keep your gums healthy is to brush your teeth and floss daily. When you brush your teeth, be sure you are brushing down to the gum line. To protect your gums, use a soft bristle brush and brush in circles. You also need to make sure you are flossing. Both brushing and flossing help your mouth to get rid of the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease.

Also, regular dental visits are a must if you want to keep your gums healthy. By visiting your dentist twice a year, they will be able to check to make sure your gums are staying perfectly healthy.


Several vitamins can help keep your gums healthy. Vitamins A and C help blood flow to your gums and also help fight inflammation, so they are essential to healthy gums. You can find vitamins A and C in many fruits and veggies. Speaking of fruits and veggies, you can also find other essential vitamins- such as B vitamins- in fruits and vegetables. B vitamins help prevent gum irritation, and they help reduce bad breath. If you have gums that are receding or that are diseased, you need to add vitamin D to your diet as well because that vitamin helps your gums to grow. You also need to add vitamin K to your diet if you have bleeding gums, which is one of the early warning signs for gingivitis. Vitamin K helps prevent bleeding gums.

By adding vitamins to your diet and by practicing good dental hygiene practices, you are helping your gums to stay healthy for a lifetime.

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