The most common issue I see in my dental patients is… 🥁
… bleeding gums!
You can probably relate (about 80% of American adults have some form of gum disease).
And while this symptom may just seem like a minor annoyance, it’s not something to ignore.
Most people don’t know this, but gum disease can lead to much more serious health concerns.
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again (and again and again!):oral health affects your body from head to toe.
Your gum health has a direct impact on your blood sugar, blood pressure, heart health, and more. So if your gums are in poor health, you can be at higher risk of…
- Heart Disease
To make matters worse, it seems that many of my patients have difficult accepting the impact gum health has!
That’s why I cannot stress the importance of addressing your gum health with your provider enough.
So, here are a few quick tips to help you get your healthiest gums yet:
- Avoid brushing too hard, as this can lead to gum recession (your bristles should not look bent!)
- Consider upping your intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin K.
- Get in the habit of flossing daily, even if you have to use a floss pick or water flosser at first.
- Consider switching to a sonic toothbrush with a Gum Massage mode.
- Schedule regular dental cleanings and checkups with your dentist.
And if you’re ready to upgrade your gum care game, we’ve specially formulated acomplete oral care kit to both protect and heal your gums.
To your health & happiness,
Dr. Pooneh Ramezani, DDS