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oral health |  World Gum Day: 5 Tips to Take Care of It Right RMMN |  VIU

oral health | World Gum Day: 5 Tips to Take Care of It Right RMMN | VIU

Celebrated on May 12 World Gum DayAn appointment to promote prevention and awareness of the relationship between gum health and general health.

This is how Dr. Andre Caceres La Torre, a dental surgeon who specializes in periodontics, remembers. “If your gums bleed while brushing teeth or chewing food, you should see a specialist for a gum examination to avoid future complications.“pointed out.

According to the Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC) and the Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osteopathy (SEPA), patients with some types of periodontal or periodontal disease have a 25% to 50% risk of heart attack. That is why gum care will avoid not only oral diseases, but also general health complications.

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Five tips

A periodontist offers five practical tips for taking care of your condition gums and avoid future complications.

  1. Avoid aggressive brushing: The ideal method is to perform a gentle brushing with a soft-bristled brush to avoid gum injuries.
  2. Take care of your diet: Reduce the intake of foods that are high in saturated fat, such as butter, in addition to eating foods that are high in sugar. These types of foods can be harmful to your overall health and dental health.
  3. Improve your lifestyle: Avoid alcohol and cigarette smoking habits, as they increase the risk of developing gingivitis.
  4. Correct oral hygiene: Use fluoridated toothpaste, dental floss, or an interdental brush so that tartar does not build up between the teeth. Quit using CPC (cetylpyridinium chloride) mouthwash. Avoid rinses that contain alcohol as it damages the gums.
  5. Frequent dental exams: Visit the dentist at least twice a year for a general examination and to avoid any oral health problem in time.
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