In the pursuit of that dazzlingly-white Hollywood smile, a lot of people forget to take care of their gums. Things like brushing, flossing, professional dental cleanings, and regular dental checkups are just as important for your gums as they are for your teeth.
Why should you make sure your gums get plenty of TLC?
1. Your gums are a part of your body.
Gum tissue is a portal to your immune system. The condition of your gums often reflects other conditions in your body. If you let your gums stay in a diseased or inflamed state, you could increase your risk for certain diseases.
2. No Gums? No Teeth!
Gums are actually made of ligaments that anchor and nourish teeth from around the roots. If you don't want to lose your natural teeth, then you absolutely must maintain your gum health.
3. Gums contribute to the shape of a beautiful smile.
Sometimes, people just can't put a finger on what they dislike about their smile – their teeth are white and straight, but something still looks off. It could be that their gums need some attention. All the costly cosmetic dental treatments in the world would be a waste of money if the gums look bad.
Discolored, receded, swollen, or misshapen gums can make teeth look too long or too short. By evaluating the appearance and health of your gum tissue, you can lay a solid foundation for crafting the smile you've always wanted.
Ready to take control of your gum health? Schedule a consultation at Vista Dental Care. Our office is welcoming patients from all around Upland and Ontario, CA.
Posted on behalf of Vista Dental Care