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Your gums – the soft tissue that holds your teeth in place and provides them with all they need to live – are probably the most important things in your mouth. Without those, it’d be impossible for teeth to remain strong and effective throughout our life.

Now, with the knowledge of how important your gums are, how do you feel you do in taking care of them? If you don’t think you do a great job, don’t worry. Today, we’re going to take a look at some simple tips for maintaining gum health.

Brush along the gum line
Almost every dentist in the country will stress the importance of cleaning along your gum line. This is the area where the most plaque and other bacteria-ridden debris will build up. Focusing on brushing along where your gums and teeth meet will do wonders in removing bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease.

Flossing
Dr. Deborah Carey asks you to floss so often because she knows that it makes a big difference in oral health, and will improve your life. This is such a valuable thing you can do to make sure that your gums are healthy. Flossing picks up the plaque and debris that lay on top of your gums. If you need tips or pointers on flossing, you can ask any member of our Carey Dentistry team here in Houston, Texas.

If you want more information, or need an appointment, call us today at 281-859-5637.