Five ways to maintain healthy gums

Your gums frame the teeth and can be easily impacted by conditions such as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also referred to commonly as gum disease starts in the gum tissues and can spread throughout the mouth. In fact, the bacteria present in patients with periodontal disease can pass into the bloodstream and through other organs of the body due to the oral-systemic connection. Dr. Paul Covell and his team in Pasadena, TX work routinely with patients to help them learn about the importance of taking good care of their teeth and gums for a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles.

What are four ways to maintain healthy gums?

  • Brush your teeth regularly, at least twice a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and circular motions along the teeth and gums. We encourage patients to use fluoride-based toothpaste to remove plaque from the surfaces of the teeth.
  • Floss your teeth daily to eliminate plaque and bacteria from between your teeth and along your gum line. It also helps in removing any food particles that might become stuck and problematic.
  • Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit sugary and acidic foods that can damage your teeth, and be mindful of the foods and beverages you consume for your oral health and overall health.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups. Dr. Paul Covell will be able to spot any early signs of gum disease and recommend treatment options as soon as the issues arise. Most patients will benefit from routine evaluations about every six months.
  • Contact your dentist as issues arise. In addition to regular evaluations and cleanings, also make contact with Dr. Paul Covell when any problems start to occur to catch issues in their earliest stages–this often makes it easier to treat the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.

Call Dr. Paul Covell and his team in Pasadena, TX, today!

Schedule an appointment at our office to learn more about how you can protect your smile’s health, from the gums to the natural teeth. His office can be reached at 713-943-9832 to request a visit. His practice is currently accepting new patients and welcomes individuals to learn more about the services provided and how they can help achieve and maintain oral health and wellness.

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