Gum Care 101

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Your gums are one of the most important parts of your mouth. They hold your teeth in place, providing a stable foundation full of nutrition, nerves, and blood vessels. These are the parts of your teeth that create a healthy, stable environment in which you can have great teeth.

But with how important gums are, it’s surprising how many people don’t do their due diligence in taking care of their gums. Let’s take a few moments to look at some key tasks to perform to take care of your gums.

Brush along the gum line
Perhaps the most important thing that any dentists will tell you to do for your gums is to brush along the gum line in your mouth. This is the area where the most plaque and other bacteria-ridden debris will build up. If you focus on brushing along this area, you’ll be able to get rid of a lot of the debris that builds up there, including plaque.

If there’s one thing that Dr. L.C. Chilimigras wishes for their patients, it’s that they’d become better at flossing consistently. This is such a valuable thing you can do to make sure that your gums are healthy. Flossing gets rid of the last of the plaque that your brush couldn’t quite get. If you need tips on how to do this, our team here at Lakeview Dental Care in Battle Creek, Michigan, can easily help you out.

If you want more information, or need an appointment, call us today at 269-964-7660.