Taking care of your gums is important.
Not only do the gums protect your teeth, but the health of your gums can impact other health conditions you may have.
That’s why September is National Gum Care Month, to educate people about gum disease and to understand how to take care of their gums.
Without the proper care, you could develop gingivitis.
But how will you know?
- Your gums will appear red or swollen in certain spots
- Your gums might feel tender when you brush them
- You notice your gums are bleeding easily
- You notice that your gums are pulling away from your teeth
Remember: Don’t be aggressive when brushing your gums.
Let your dentist know immediately if you start to notice any of the signs. They will provide treatment and possible follow-up procedures.