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How to Get Healthy Gums

Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque along the gum line, which releases toxins that irritate the gums and cause them to become inflamed. Prevent gum disease by keeping your gums healthy.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Brush your teeth Brush your teeth following each meal. Use a quality electric toothbrush to effectively massage your gums.
  • TIP: If bleeding occurs while brushing, adopt a more vigorous brushing and flossing regimen, and have your teeth professionally cleaned.
  • Step 2: Reduce your sugar consumption Reduce your consumption of sugar, which promotes the growth of plaque.
  • Step 3: See the dentist Maintain regular visits to the dentist. Go at least twice a year.
  • Step 4: Use a mouth rinse Use a mouth rinse containing the antimicrobial agent chlorhexidine to remove excess bacteria. Now you're on your way to getting your smile back.
  • FACT: A study published in the Journal of Periodontology in 2009 reported that the routine intake of green tea may help promote healthy teeth and gums.

You Will Need

  • Electric toothbrush
  • Dental floss
  • Low sugar consumption
  • Dentist
  • Mouth rinse

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