Very few of you might be aware that September is National Gum Care Month. You can observe it by understanding the importance of gum care not only for your oral health but for your overall health. Caring for your gums is very essential because they provide protection to your teeth and can also have an impact on the well-being of other parts of your body.

National Gum Care Month

In the absence of proper gum care, the early signs of gum disease or gingivitis, may start to appear. Celebrate this National Gum Care Month by vowing to keep away the long list of preventative oral health problems through proper gum care.

Early Symptoms of Gum Disease
It is your job to be aware and look for these common symptoms of gum disease to prevent any further damage to your oral health:

  • Your gums seem to be red and swollen in some areas.
  • You may experience tenderness in your gums while brushing your teeth.
  • Your gums bleed easily while brushing or flossing your teeth.
  • You may observe pulling away of your gums from the border of your teeth.
  • You may notice an alteration in the biting position.

If you observe any of these symptoms, you should get in touch with your dentist right away.

Dangers of Gum Disease
Early care of gum disease is essential to prevent a variety of health problems like damage caused to your teeth, gums, bones and connective tissues. Bacteria and inflammation can move into your bloodstream through periodontal disease, resulting in severe trauma such as:

  • Heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Nervous system impairment
  • Heart diseases
  • Arthritis

Your total health counts on healthy gums. You can try simple preventive measures to check the development of gum disease.

Preventing Gum Disease
Very few people realize the potential risks or even the symptoms of periodontal disease. This National Gum Care Month learn how to maintain healthy gums.

Avoid gum disease with some convenient and simple oral hygiene practices including:

  • Regular Brushing
    Brush twice daily with a fluoride based toothpaste and ensure to pay particular attention to your gum line. Brushing for two to three minutes can be very effective.


  • Regular Flossing
    Flossing regularly eliminates plaque from areas your brush cannot extend to. Try flossing with a floss holder to avoid losing your grip.


  • Consume Healthy
    Eliminate sugars and starches from your diet as they enhance the formation of plaque. Seek food items loaded with vitamin C and A to fortify your gums.


  • Quit Smoking
    Smoking cigarettes greatly contribute several oral health issues including periodontal disease and cancer. Teeth staining is also a common problem associated with tobacco products.


  • Observe Medications
    Some prescription drugs can aggravate existing oral ailments. Consult your doctor for better alternatives to address this concern.


  • Regular Mouth-washing
    Mouth rinse should not be used as a substitute for brushing and flossing regularly, but it can reduce harmful plaque by as much as 20 percent.


  • Regular Dental Visit
    Visit your dentist every six months to get a good oral cleaning. Your dentist can also evaluate your teeth and gum health to check for any periodontal issue.


Celebrate the spirit of National Gum Care Month by following these dental tips and spreading awareness about gum health!

Fabey Dental Studios is a leading dental care service provider in Easton. We value our patients and are committed to provide comprehensive dental services like, bonding and white filling, bridges, crowns, dentures and periodontal health services. Our staff stays current with the latest technology and advances in dentistry and has gained a reputation of excellence in rendering optimal oral health and esthetic dentistry.

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Mark J. Fabey D.M.D.
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