posted byKore ProductsJuly 20, 2021
Maintaining healthy gums is actually quite simple. All it takes is a good oral care routine, dedication and quality oral care products.
Neglecting the health of your gums can lead to serious and painful oral care problems. Therefore, it is important to prioritize your gum health and your overall oral health.
In this article, we will be discussing:
Neglecting your gum health and oral health as a whole can lead to gum disease, also known as periodontitis.
Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that, if left untreated, damages both the gum’s soft tissue and the bone that supports the teeth.
This can ultimately lead to the patient losing their teeth.
So, how can you tell if your gum health is suffering?
Some symptoms of gum disease include: swollen gums, gums that bleed when brushing or flossing, gums that are bright red or purplish in color, and painful chewing.
One can develop gum disease for a number of reasons. Let’s outline a few of the most common, many of which are due to the buildup of plaque.
Periodontitis can arise when plaque forms on the teeth from natural bacteria found in the mouth and the food we consume. This can be prevented by simply brushing the teeth.
When plaque remains on the teeth, it hardens into tartar under the gums. Unfortunately, once tartar forms, it can only be removed by your dentist. Maintaining dental hygiene and making sure you floss your teeth will help prevent tartar from forming.
Before periodontitis can form, a patient may have a less severe form of gum inflammation called gingivitis, which results in inflammation and irritation of the gums and can be treated at home with good oral hygiene.
It is not until gingivitis is prolonged and bacteria and tartar build up around the gum pockets, that a patient can develop periodontitis.
To prevent gum disease and maintain healthy gums, there are a number of steps you can take.
First, brush your teeth correctly. Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to brush your teeth!
It is important to brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and especially at night to cleanse your mouth of all the bacteria that has accumulated over the day.
Additionally, use a soft-bristle toothbrush, such as the Kore Bamboo Toothbrush, and replace your toothbrush every 3 months to ensure the bristles are still effective.
Second, pick the right oral care for your needs! It is important to pick a toothpaste and mouthwash that has bacteria fighting properties, such as N-Hydroxyapatite or fluoride.
Do not rinse your mouth right after brushing your teeth, as this will rinse away the bacteria fighting properties of the N-Hydroxyapatite or fluoride in your toothpaste .
Many people do not realize this and rinse their mouths out with water right after brushing.
However, do be sure to rinse your mouth after eating or drinking to help cleanse the teeth.
Thirdly, flossing is extremely important for gum health, as flossing stimulates the gums.
Additionally, flossing removes food and plaque from hard-to-reach areas between the teeth. If the area between the teeth is neglected, plaque can build up and turn into tartar.
Another tip for healthy gums is to make mouthwash a part of your night time oral care routine . Mouthwash keeps tartar from building up and therefore helps prevent gum disease.
However, mouthwash should not replace your brushing and flossing routine. Rather, mouthwash should serve as a supplement to your oral care regimen.
Another way to ensure healthy gums is to visit your dentist for bi-yearly checkups.
First, your dentist will provide a professional cleaning, removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth.
Second, your dentist will be able to pinpoint early signs of gum disease and develop a treatment plan before the disease becomes more severe.
Finally, avoiding smoking is crucial to having healthy gums. This is because smoking weakens the immune system, making it more likely for a smoker to develop gum disease than someone who does not smoke.
Kore oral care products are made with natural bacteria fighting ingredients that will help prevent plaque build-up and help maintain healthy gums.
First, Kore toothpaste and mouthwash contain coconut oil , which is made up of 50% lauric acid, which kills bacteria and in turn, decreases plaque build-up in on the teeth.
Oil pulling, or swishing oil in the mouth, is a popular method for natural teeth whitening as it helps prevent build-up of bacteria. Similarly, preventing bacteria growth also helps maintain healthy gums.
Additionally, Kore products contain N-Hydroxyapatite, or HA for short, as a substitute for fluoride. HA is a form of calcium that makes up the teeth and bones and can protect your teeth as well as reduce bacteria, plaque build up and therefore, prevents gum disease and periodontitis.
We hope that Kore inspires you to prioritize your oral health and that our blog will help you acquire knowledge that will guide you to make healthier choices for yourself and your family.
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