Know How To Take Care Of Your Gums- Best dentist in Irving

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Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can progress to affect the bone that supports your teeth. Find out the causes of gum disease and how to prevent these problems.

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Know How To Take Care Of Your Gums- Best dentist in Irving When it comes to your mouth’s dental health , it’s not all about how straight your teeth are and how bright your smile is. You can’t forget about your tooth gums ! Gums are really as important like tooth. Gum disease can lead to bone deterioration, tooth loss and permanent damage of the tooth that always requires surgery.

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Healthy gums : Are firm and pink (varies with complexion) Fit tightly around your teeth Hold teeth snugly in place (no wiggling permanent teeth) Don’t easily bleed Aren’t tender or swollen Irving Dental - Healthy Gums vs. Unhealthy Gums Unhealthy gums : Are bright red and swollen Feel painful or tender to the touch Bleed easily when brushing, flossing or even eating Are receding (leaving behind dents in the tooth where they used to be ) Look pale/white and thin

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Brush twice a day - Brush for two to three minutes, at least twice a day, with fluoridated toothpaste. Don’t brush too hard, as this can irritate your gums even more. Floss once a day. - Floss daily to remove plaque from places your toothbrush can't reach but it’s important to floss the right way. . Try a floss holder, which can make it easier to insert floss between all the teeth . Rinse every day- If your gums appear swollen or red, try rinsing with salt water a couple of times a week to promote a natural (and affordable!) healing process. Avoid cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, which may contribute to gum disease and oral cancer . See your best dentist Irving regularly- You should be making trips to the dentist at least once a year — more if you’ve noticed any signs of unhealthy gums like bleeding, swelling or redness around your gums. Unhealthy gums mean that your mouth has already accumulated tartar, which is much harder than plaque and can usually only be removed with dental tools. Know How to prevent Gum Disease at Irving dental Irving Tx

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Get Treatment from the best dentist in Irving Tx If you notice any signs of unhealthy gums, contact a dentist as soon as you can. The goal is to control your infection. Your dentist in Irving Tx will look at what’s affected to figure out where to start . They’ll help determine if you have gum disease or periodontitis and develop a treatment plan. The sooner you seek treatment, the better. In its early stages, gum disease is still reversible. But once it becomes more severe, it’s more difficult, painful and expensive to treat .

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Contact Us Dr. Kimberly Harper, D.D.S. 3204 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite C Irving, TX 75062 Phone:  (972) 258-6462 Fax:   (972) 258-6477 Email:   info@drkimberlyharper.com HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

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