Maintaining good oral hygiene is the first and most important measure a person can take to prevent gum disease. However, many focus on the teeth and neglect their gums, failing to realize that they are essential to maintaining a beautiful smile.
At Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, Dr. Zamakhchari and Dr. Nasir offer general, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures to ensure their patients are always smiling and know all about how to keep gums healthy and ensure a beautiful smile.
Keep reading to find out how you can maintain healthy gums and have a bright smile.
For proper oral care, you should brush twice a day or, ideally, after every meal. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush and clean all the plaque between your teeth and gums.
When you brush, you should also clean your tongue to scrape away any bacteria.
According to the American Dental Association, flossing at least once a day helps eliminate bacteria stuck between your teeth and gums. Pick a time that works for you and make sure to floss daily without fail to put gum disease worries away.
Although highly beneficial, brushing and flossing can’t eliminate all the plaque in your mouth, especially in the small gaps between the teeth. Regular dental cleanings (once every six months) are crucial in the prevention of gum-related diseases.
At Stonewall Dental Associates, we offer convenient dental cleanings and use specialized equipment to reach all the nooks and crannies of your mouth to clean off any harmful bacteria.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in the human body. However, your lifestyle and eating habits may not necessarily include all the fluoride your teeth and gums need. Hence, you should brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste to ensure you remineralize them every day.
Mouthwash is another critical weapon in the fight against the constant buildup of bacteria in your mouth. After brushing and flossing, you should rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash for 30 seconds to a minute.
Doing so helps kill off bacteria and keeps your breath fresh for longer.
To know more about how to maintain healthy gums and a bright smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zamakhchari or Dr. Nasir. Reach us at (703) 368-1000, book an appointment on our website, or visit our office at 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110.