When you think about oral health, you will most likely associate this with preventing your teeth from having cavities and tartar. However, oral health goes beyond your teeth as it is also important to pay attention to your gums.
If you are experiencing red, swollen, and bleeding gums, you are most probably on your way to developing gum diseases such as gingivitis. These signs indicate bacterial growth and damage of tissues surrounding and supporting your teeth. If not prevented, gum diseases may lead to teeth sensitivity and loss.
Did you know, however, that your teeth and gums suggest not only the health of your mouth but also the condition of your overall well-being? Unhealthy gums and sensitive teeth are often caused by poor oral healthcare, bad lifestyle which includes eating acidic food and doing vices such as smoking, and insufficient Vitamin C and calcium intake to name a few.
Surely, a regular visit to your dentist can spare you from developing gum and teeth problems; but to keep your mouth healthy and your smile more attractive, you should also step up your personal oral healthcare by doing these practices.
Proper brushing techniques
Start with choosing the ideal toothbrush, which is soft and has rounded bristles. Although the strength of your teeth and the manner you brush are important considerations, toothbrush with hard bristles could damage your gums, root surface, and teeth enamel, especially if you brush too vigorously.
When brushing, use gentle, circular motions to massage your teeth and gums. Back-and-forth motion can damage your gums, making them more likely to bleed or recede. Also, do not press the bristles so hard on your teeth and gums. Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
Use specially formulated toothpaste
Use toothpaste specially formulated in treating sensitive teeth and gums like Gumtect Sensitive Toothpaste. Gumtect Sensitive Toothpaste is equipped with a Dynamic Desensitizing System that protects the exposed nerves around your teeth to relieve pain. It also uses Triple Gum Formula, which promotes healthy gums by stimulating growth, soothing damaged tissues, and reducing plaque build-up.
Don’t just brush, use mouthwash!
Use Gumtect Sensitive Mouthwash to complement good brushing. This will keep your mouth germ-free and fresh-smelling and will allow you to remove plaque in hard-to-reach areas, which may lead to tartar accumulation and tooth decay. If you are suffering from teeth sensitivity, the Gumtect Sensitive Mouthwash is the mouthwash for you! Made with potassium nitrate, it helps relieve “pangingilo” and has no burning sensation.
Eat balanced diet and drink plenty of water
Eating food rich in Vitamin C and calcium may lessen the likelihood of acquiring gum and teeth problems. Drinking plenty of water, especially after eating, also helps in washing away food residue stuck between your teeth.
If you smoke, quit now. Smoking affects the attachment of bone and tissues to your teeth, making you more susceptible to infections. Moreover, this impairs blood flow to your gums, which may affect wound healing. Smoking also increases build-up of tartar on your teeth and risk of having gum diseases, and causes teeth discoloration and bad breath.
Whatever is the cause of your bleeding gum or sensitive teeth, do these practices to minimize damage and discomfort. Hope this helps. :)