3 Tips for Taking Care of Your Gums

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Proper Hygiene for Healthy Gums

Your gums are an essential part of the structure of your mouth. Healthy gums hold your teeth in place and protect their roots from tooth decay and irritation. If you lose teeth due to weakened gum tissue, the bone in your jaw will begin to deteriorate. Lost teeth can also cause difficulty speaking, and dental implants or other dental appliances may be your only option.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), signs that you might have gum disease include:
Consistently bad taste or breath
Separating or loose permanent teeth
Gums that easily bleed
Gums that are swollen, red, or tender
Gums pulling away from teeth

With simple routine dental care, however, you can keep your gums healthy and your smile beautiful!


  1. Practice Proper Oral Hygiene – Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day between the teeth to remove dental plaque.
  2. Use Fluoride Toothpaste – Make sure to choose toothpaste that contains fluoride and has the ADA seal of acceptance. After that, the flavor and color are up to you!
  3. Get Regular Dental Cleanings – Regularly visit your UAD Chicago dentist for professional cleanings and examinations as plaque can still build up on teeth even when brushing and flossing regularly. In addition, your dentist can detect early gum disease symptoms if you see them on a regular basis!

Never hesitate to ask your UAD dentist about your gum health and if there’s more you can do at home to care for your gums. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have! We can help you maintain or restore a healthy, beautiful smile with the latest technology and dental treatments available. Please contact us at our dental office in downtown Chicago to schedule your next visit by clicking here or giving us a call!

UAD phone number (312) 704-5511
We are located at 222 N LaSalle (in downtown Chicago)

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