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If you’ve ever wondered why so many dental professionals worry about the health of your gums, then you’re not alone. Many people don’t grasp the fact that your gum health actually matters, and plays a huge role in the quality of your oral health.

With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look at that relationship to see if we can help you understand its importance.

Is it important?

The short answer is yes, your gum health is hugely important to the health of the rest of your mouth. Without good gum health, you run the risk of a severe buildup of bacteria that can cause a whole host of problems.

What kind of problems?

Common problems from poor gum health include gingivitis, gum disease, tooth loss, infection, and jawbone deterioration.

Your gums catch all the bacteria and debris in your mouth, and if you’re not vigilant in cleaning them (brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash on a daily basis) then you’re going to see some of the issues listed above. You don’t want to deal with any of those, least of all the problem of tooth loss.

What do I need to do?

The best thing you can do for your oral health is to ensure that you have a strict oral health routine you follow every day. This will make sure your gums – and your teeth – are as clean and healthy as possible.

If you need an appointment or more information on this topic, please call us today at 708-482-0300.