This post was originally written in September 2020, and updated in September 2023.
Welcome to September, the National Gum Care Month! At DeJesus Dental Group, we’re excited to join in celebrating this crucial awareness month. We understand that maintaining good oral health starts with nurturing healthy gums. Your gums play a pivotal role in supporting your overall health and preventing serious dental issues.
Gum disease, scientifically known as periodontal disease, is a prevalent condition that impacts the gums and the underlying bones that provide stability to your teeth. The root cause? Plaque – that sticky film of bacteria that loves to settle on teeth and gums. Ignoring gum disease can pave the way for tooth loss and even more concerning health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
But here’s the silver lining: gum disease is both preventable and treatable. All it takes is a commitment to excellent oral hygiene and consistent dental checkups. Here are some practical tips we want to share to help you maintain your gum health:
Brush and Floss Regularly: Make it a habit to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once daily. This dynamic duo clears away plaque and food particles that tend to linger between teeth and along the gumline.
Embrace Mouthwash: While mouthwash can provide a quick bacteria-killing boost and fresher breath, remember that it complements – but never replaces – brushing and flossing.
Nourish with a Nutrient-Rich Diet: Fill your plate with a variety of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. This nutritional powerhouse supports gum and teeth health by providing the essential nutrients they need.
Kick the Tobacco Habit: Smoking and using tobacco products elevates your risk of gum disease and other oral health woes. It’s a great time to let go of these habits for the sake of your oral and overall well-being.
Regular Dental Visits are Essential: Our friendly team at DeJesus Dental Group is here to support you. Regular dental checkups and cleanings are vital for early detection and prevention of gum disease. Addressing it at the outset is the key to successful treatment.
At DeJesus Dental Group, our dedication lies in empowering our patients to enjoy healthy gums and teeth. Our experienced team of dental professionals offers a comprehensive range of services, from general dentistry to cosmetic procedures. Whether you’re looking for gum disease treatment or aiming for your dream smile, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re worried about your gum or teeth health or simply want to schedule a checkup, reach out to us today. As we celebrate National Gum Care Month, let’s prioritize our oral health – for ourselves and for our loved ones. Together, we can achieve brighter smiles and foster a community of robust oral well-being.
DeJesus Dental Group is a family dental practice which sees patients of all ages at both their Bridgeport/Trumbull and Shelton dental offices.