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Your gum tissues are very important parts of your smile and oral health. It’s best to know all about these tissues so you can keep them in tip-top shape and clean and care for them regularly. If you have questions about your gum tissues, these tasks might be difficult to do if you don’t have the right information. Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists are happy to help you find the answers to your questions by answering these questions that are commonly asked:

Why are gum tissues important?

Gum tissues are important because they protect and support the tooth roots and the underlying bone. They might seem like fragile, little things, but they are very important. By forming a tight seal around your teeth, they keep the teeth in place and prevent bacteria or infections from entering. This ultimately protects your overall health. Gum disease has been found to affect and even contribute to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia and chronic respiratory disease.

How should I care for my gum tissues?

You should clean them regularly by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and attending your dental cleaning appointments every six months. These things remove the substances that threaten and harm your gums regularly. You should also avoid brushing and flossing too vigorously. Being rough while cleaning your smile can irritate and harm the gums, exposing your teeth to harmful bacteria and leaving you at risk for infections.

What should I avoid to help keep my gums in tip-top shape?

The most dangerous problem to avoid is gum disease. This disease not only affects the gums, but it also affects the teeth, underlying bone and your entire health if you let it. You can prevent this disease by dutifully following your dental care regimen and what your dentist recommends. This will ultimately protect you against chronic health issues and any unnecessary pain.

For more information and details about gum tissues, please contact Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists here in Palm Desert, California, when you have the opportunity. Our periodontal team is happy to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. Dr. Nicholas has had years of expertise and has chosen a team to follow the guidelines by the American Dental Association that best help you have a wonderful smile.

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