Gum Care 101

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Your gums are very important aspects of your smile. In fact, they’re so important that if they become infected or damaged, your entire oral health could be in trouble. So, it’s very important that you take good care of your gums each day. To help you do so, our Barry Family Dental team encourages you to do the following things on a regular basis:

-Brush: Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to brush for two minutes each time and you thoroughly scrub each tooth. Doing so will help remove the plaque and other harmful particles that threaten your gums.

-Floss: It’s best to floss at least once a day—twice, if you can. Flossing will also eliminate the plaque from your teeth, and it will also make your gums stronger. If you floss often, they won’t bleed or swell as you clean your smile.

-Rinse: Rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial mouthwash. Doing so will completely clean your mouth and kill any bacteria that are wanting to harm and damage your gums.

-Eat right: If your teeth stay in tip-top shape, so will your gums. So, it’s best to avoid eating and drinking sugary and acidic products as much as possible.

-Visit the dentist: Make sure to visit your dentist every six months. Doing so will help you remove the tartar that threatens your oral tissues and creates gum disease.

Dr. David Barry and our friendly dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to take good care of your gums in Orem, Utah. We’re also here to help you with anything you need, so if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call our office today at 801-226-0441. We look forward to hearing from you!