How to Brush the Gum Disease Away

In a perfect world, we would be able to brush your gum disease away without having to do any extensive procedures, but that’s unfortunately not the case. One thing we tell all of our patients, though, is that you cannot only brush the cavities away, but you can brush the gum disease away as well. But, how can you make sure that you are brushing your teeth the right way?

Brush along the gumline

When plaque builds up along the gumline, that’s when gum disease forms. To help break up all of that build up om the gumline, make sure that you are brushing at the top of your teeth and near your gums. The only trick with this is that you don’t want to brush so hard that your gums start to recede. Our tip? Wet your toothbrush with warm water to soften the bristles; the softer your bristles are, the less damage it’s going to cause to your gums.

Brush in the mirror

We would never do a dental cleaning without looking at your teeth while doing it, and you should never brush your teeth without doing the same. A lot of plaque build up is visible with the eye so if you see any of it starting to form at the top of your gum line; you can spend extra time focused on brushing right there. If you are having a hard time getting rid of any build up with your toothbrush alone, consider buying a water flosser to help you work near the top of the gumline.

Don’t Skip brushing

The simplest thing that you can do for your mouth is to not skip to toothbrush. No matter how busy you are in the morning or how tired you are at night, brushing your teeth is a must if you want to keep them strong, healthy, and gum disease free.

All good oral hygiene starts at home. If you suspect that you have gum disease, schedule an appointment at our Catonsville office and call us at 410.744.6088.

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