Get Healthy Gums in 5 Steps
1- Brush Your Teeth Regularly
An effective tooth brushing with the appropriate technique, twice a day, from the gums to the teeth, is the most important protector of our gum health. An ideal tooth brushing alone ensures that oral care is only 50% successful. Interdental cleaning should be completed with the use of dental floss or an interface brush, depending on the relationship between the teeth.
2- Have a Periodic Dentist Check
Gum diseases are diseases that can be prevented and controlled. Gum bleeding is the earliest symptom of gingivitis noticed by the patient. Being evaluated by a gingival specialist without delay and making appropriate treatments prevents the progression of the disease to advanced stages and tooth loss. It is very important to have a regular check-up every 6 months.
3 – Avoid Smoking
Recent studies and scientific studies reveal that smoking is the biggest environmental risk factor for gum disease. It is known that smoking increases tooth surface attachments called plaque and the formation of tartar that develops accordingly. In addition to causing gum diseases, it also prevents healing by disrupting the blood supply of tissues. Therefore, it is important to stay away from smoking.
4 – Replace Fillings and Veneers That Damage Your Gums
Especially in the filling materials that have been in the mouth for a long time, there may be time-related surface abrasions and fractures. Likewise, it is known that veneers with impaired edge harmony, excessively thick, leaking, and sometimes allergic reactions pave the way for gingival diseases. Due to such restorations, food jams occur at the interfaces of the teeth. This is the most important etiological factor in the development of gingival bleeding and gingival disease. In addition, color changes due to metal-supported coatings are observed on the gums from time to time. Periodic dental check-ups enable such disorders to be noticed and direct patients to appropriate treatments for their regeneration.
5 – Consult Your Dentist Immediately in Gingival Recessions
- gum diseases
- Abnormal crowding in the gingiva
- Improper tooth brushing
- Teeth clenching and grinding
Gingival recession may occur due to reasons such as the presence of frenulum or muscle tissues that pull the gums.
After diagnosing the cause of the withdrawal, the dentist tells the patient about the appropriate treatment options and measures to prevent the progression of the extraction. Treatment options include free gingival graffiti, connective tissue graffiti, or surgical procedures in the form of gingival displacement. Afterwards, it is important to support preventive or protective motivation with appropriate brush orientation.
Chief Physician Dt. Yigit Emrah KURT