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You need top-notch gums to have a top-notch smile, which is why our dentist, Dr. Scott A. Young, strongly encourages you to clean and care for your gums regularly. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to achieve those goals, and we are happy to tell you all about them. Some tricks to use for top-notch gums include:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Flossing is very important for top-notch gums, so make sure to floss daily. Brushing, rinsing and attending your checkups are also vital for strong and healthy gums. So, make sure to brush twice a day, rinse your mouth daily and attend your checkups every six months. These things can remove the plaque, tartar and other dangerous substances from your teeth and gumline.

-Use easy-to-use flossing tools: If you use flossing tools that are easy to maneuver, you reduce your chances of damaging your gums when you clean between your teeth. This is because you don’t have to force the floss into place or vigorously clean the crevices of the smile. So, feel free to use the flossing product of your choice, like dental floss, floss picks, floss threaders, or water flossers.

-Brush properly: Brushing too vigorously can severely irritate and harm your gums, so it’s important to brush as gently as you clean your smile. It’s also important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush each time you brush because those soft bristles can properly clean the teeth and gums and care for the oral tissues.

To learn more about how to have top-notch gums in Charlotte, North Carolina, please contact our office at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions, so call 704-541-5900 now! We look forward to hearing from you.