Tuesday, October 13, 2009
When brushing your teeth are you supposed to brush your gums too?
As a dentist I can tell you that brushing your gums are an absolute must. This helps get rid of extra plaque build up and prevents the bacteria from building up and starting to decay a tooth (IE: cavity). Brushing the tongue is also important as this also helps get rid bacteria that cause bad breath etc.
Yes you should brush you gums. You should brush for two minutes as well. I actually time myself. I want to make sure I am doing it right. I use a manual too. I floss daily and and use mouth rinse daily. It has paid. I receive praises from my Dentist and I have wonderful teeth. Brush those gums! They need it too!
Yes, you can even brush your tongue if you want.
Absolutely. Poor gum health is one of the major causes of loss of teeth. Brushing gums helps improve circulation to the gums, and ultimately the teeth, which in turn improves their health. Be gentle on your gums however - massage them with the toothbrush!
Yes, but GENTLY. If you don't, you can get gum disease. But if you do it too hard, you can actually wear your gums out. I learned that the hard way. Good question!
Yes Yes. Gum is a must to brush.
My Boyfriend who's a dentist told me that; gum is the key to a set of healthy teeth. Without healthy gum, you wouldn't have healthy teeth.
The correct way of brushing is; brush down from the gum to your teeth for the top %26 brush up from the gum to your teeth for the bottom.
Hope this info helps.
Yes, brushing gums is imperative for oral health and overall body health. There are detailed and simple to follow instructions on how to brush the teeth and gums and also how to floss correctly at www.denta-med.com.au. It's written by a dentsit. The Denta-Med gel is an antibacterial gel that uses nanoparticles for the first time in any oral health product. It's excellent stuff.