Your Gums Are The Foundation To Your Oral Health
When you think about your mouth, it is important to think about it as a whole structure. Many people often think only of their teeth when they go to the dentist, but that is not all we do. At Green Dentistry, we take a holistic approach and consider your entire mouth as well as your whole body. One of the most important aspects of your oral health is your gums. They are the foundation of your mouth. When you think of a highrise building, it would collapse if it didn’t have a strong foundation. Your mouth is exactly the same. If your gums are not strong, your teeth will have no support and will collapse.
How to Care for Your Gums
The best way to care for your gums is to clean your mouth thoroughly. We recommend using an electric toothbrush as well as flossing each day. Another way to care for your gums is to eat a balanced diet and focus on healthy foods. It is important not to be a frequent snacker. We suggest eating full meals, and if you need a snack, choose a healthy snack like carrots or an apple that will not stick to your teeth.
Holistic Approach to Deep Dental Cleaning
If we detect gum disease during a hygiene examination and cleaning, we are going to recommend a deep dental cleaning. This is one of the best ways to reverse gum disease and is used to remove plaque and tartar below the gumline. A deep cleaning also helps to prevent tissue and bone loss. At Green Dentistry, we use a laser dental cleaning technique that removes the bacteria from below the gumline with little to no discomfort.
If you are concerned about the state of your gums or your oral health, be sure to contact our office located in San Francisco, CA to discuss your concerns. Our team will be more than happy to schedule an appointment so we can get your oral health back on track.