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Do you know what your gums do? Aside from covering up the roots of your teeth, what purpose do they serve? Well, the provide all the life to your teeth that keeps them working as you need them to. Without those, it’d be impossible for teeth to remain strong and effective throughout our life.

But with how important gums are, it’s surprising how many people don’t do their due diligence in taking care of their gums. So let’s take a bit of time today to look at how you can care for these important things in your mouth.

Brush along the gum line
Perhaps the most important thing that any dentist will tell you to do for your gums is to brush along the gum line in your mouth. Almost all of the gum problems we see are caused by an excess of junk along the gum line. Focusing on brushing along where your gums and teeth meet will do wonders in removing bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease.

Flossing
If there’s one thing that Dr. Norma Cortez wishes for her patients, it’s that they’d become better at flossing consistently. Flossing is the simplest and easiest way to make sure that your gums are healthy and strong. If you need tips or pointers on flossing, you can ask any member of our Cape Fear Smiles team here in Wilmington, North Carolina.

If you want more information, or need an appointment, call us today at 910-763-0931.