Brushing three times a day or even using mouthwash may not be enough to have a hundred percent effective oral care. Sometimes, what you need is to change your lifestyle so that overall health will be achieved. This is evident in taking care of your gums. Some people don’t really pay much attention to that pinkish area of the mouth. But, in fact, some of the oral problems rooted from gum diseases. The causes of these problems are presented in this infographic. Hope that it can help you a lot as you journey on taking care of the gums.
1. Bacteria and plaque can build up which are also called tartar. It is a rock-like substance that can only be taken out by a Layton dentist. Still, if you have a consistent oral care routine, the build-up can be prevented.
2. Smoking tobacco can also cause gum diseases because the cigarette contains nicotine that can lead to bad breath, stained teeth, and risk of oral cancer.
3. Do you have regular medications for other illness especially antibiotic? This can also cause gum disease. If this happens, you can check on alternative medicine through your physician. If there is none, ask your dentist to minimize the risk of having gum problems.
Created by Felt Family Dentistry