September Is National Gum Care Month

Taking care of your gums is important.

Not only do the gums protect your teeth, but the health of your gums can impact other health conditions you may have.

That’s why September is National Gum Care Month, to educate people about gum disease and to understand how to take care of their gums.

Without proper care, you could develop gingivitis.

Things to look for if you are having issues with your Gums

  • Your gums will appear red or swollen in certain spots

  • Your gums might feel tender when you brush them

  • You notice your gums are bleeding easily

  • You notice that your gums are pulling away from your teeth

Taking Care of your Gums

Although gingivitis may develop easily, it is also easy to prevent as long as you stick to a consistent dental hygiene routine. We strongly recommend brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly at least two times a day.

Keep in mind that when you brush your teeth and gums, you should not be too aggressive. Brushing your gums too hard can damage them and cause them to bleed. 

If it’s been a while since you visited the dentist and are worried that you might have gingivitis, please schedule an appointment with us.