How To Take Care Of Your Gums

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How To Take Care Of Your Gums Bakersfield Dentist

What is the importance of Gums in the mouth?

The gums form a very important part of the mouth. They hold the teeth in the right place and provide support. Gum problems can affect your teeth in the form of tooth decay or loss of teeth, which is why it’s so essential to take good care of your gums.

How to know if you have unhealthy gums?

A gum disease can happen at any age. Visit your dentist immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  1. Gums are red or swollen.
  2. Gums are tender or painful.
  3. Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
  4. Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  5. Pus coming from between your teeth and gums
  6. Constant bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth

What are the steps to make your Gums Healthy?

Gum diseases are common but can be easily detected and cured. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums. It is caused by the bacteria in plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth. The steps below highlight ways to prevent gum diseases and keep your gums healthy:

  1. Proper Brushing: The first and easiest way to have healthy gums is to brush twice daily. This habit will ensure less formation of bacteria in the plaque.
  2. Floss Daily: Flossing will help remove food particles stuck between the teeth and decrease the bacteria in the mouth leading to healthier gums.
  3. Eat Healthy: Include fruits and fresh vegetables in your diet and cut down on the sugary drinks and snacks.
  4. Rinse your mouth: Use a therapeutic mouthwash to rinse your mouth. This can help in reducing plaque formation. Rinsing also helps in removing food particles and debris from your mouth.
  5. Message your Gum: A simple gum message can keep your gums healthy and proper. Simply dip your finger in some eucalyptus oil or any oil recommended by your dentist and massage your gums outside, inside, on the upper and lower jaw.
  6. Avoid Tobacco Products: Avoid having tobacco products as they can increase gum problems.
  7. Mouth Exercise: Mouth exercises can stimulate blood flow and keep your gums healthy. Try gently biting down to a point where your teeth make a clicking sound when they meet. Ask your dentist for other mouth exercises.
  8. Visit Your Dentist: Visit your dentist regularly and get your gums and teeth thoroughly cleaned.


Visit Riar Dental Arts

At Riar Dental Arts, the patient always comes first. Your wellbeing is the number one focus of our dentist. We use the best tools and methods in modern dentistry at Riar Dental Arts. Dr Tanveer Riar and his qualified team communicate with each patient on the course treatment(s) for your dental care. These treatments are honest and dependable.

We at Riar Dental Arts, promise to give you the best service and wish for you to be a part of our growing family. Have a look at our reviews to see what the community of Bakersfield is talking about us. Book your Dental Check up with your own Family Dentist in Bakersfield.

Call us now at (661) 832-1877, schedule an appointment online, or visit our office in Bakersfield at 5701 Young St #300, Bakersfield, CA!


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“As a Bakersfield native, I consider it a great privilege to be able to come home and care for the oral health of all my friends, family and neighbors. Growing up in a tight-knit community like Bakersfield has taught me the importance of quality care and a friendly demeanor. I work diligently to make sure that I uphold the values and ethics instilled in me by all my teachers from Sing Lum Elementary, Lakeside Middle, and Stockdale High School to provide dentistry that is gentle and builds pleasant long-lasting relationships.”

Dr. Tanveer Riar

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