Every member of your family needs to take the required actions necessary to maintain gum health, to ensure it continues, and to keep an eye out for any changes. Do you know how to protect the health of your family’s gingival tissues (or gum tissues) or are you a bit green when it comes to such details? Great news: We can give you a very quick refresher regarding all that it takes to accomplish this task (not to worry, it’s very simple).
Everyone Must Brush!
Every person in your family needs to brush twice a day. You may not have realized it but this is one of the major ways you can protect your gum health. Brushing removes plaque from your teeth and from your gumline, which prevents its hardening, its accumulation, and the development of gingivitis.
Everyone Must Floss, Too!
Each family member needs to floss, too. Floss one time every day, making sure to get just beneath the gumline. This is extremely important for gum health protection, as it removes irritating bacteria and debris that cause inflammation of surrounding tissues.
We Need To See Everyone For Preventive Care
We need to see you, your children, your spouse, your parents … in essence, everyone in your family … for preventive care. This is simple and something you’re likely already doing. Regardless of age, we require you to see our team for dental cleanings and dental checkups two times within each year. This amounts to one visit every six months. Remember that cleanings protect your family’s gum health by removing plaque and tartar that cause the oral disease. Checkups let us detect the earliest sign of gum disease, so we can treat it and cure it, rather than giving it time to become serious.
Protect Your Family’s Gum Health With Us!
Set up visits for yourself and your entire family, so we may keep your gum health on track. Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.