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4 Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy in 2018

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Teeth aren’t the only things to consider when it comes to oral health; healthy gums are just as important.[1] Here’s how to keep yours in good shape.
 
  • Brush and floss daily. Brushing twice a day and flossing once daily can help prevent and sometimes even reverse gum disease. Pay special attention to the gumline when doing both.
  • Visit the dentist regularly. Professional cleanings are the only way to remove tartar and reach plaque that you may have missed. Your dentist will also be able to identify signs of gum disease early so you can treat it effectively.
  • Don’t smoke. Last, but certainly not least, stop or avoid smoking. Smoking makes it harder to fight gum disease by weakening the immune system and makes it more difficult for gums to heal when they’ve already been damaged.
 
With these tips, you can have a winning smile all year round.