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Tips in Taking Care of the Gums

BY Short Pump Family Dentistry

Healthy gums:

  • Hold the teeth tightly in place
  • Do not bleed easily when brushing or flossing
  • Does not appear red and swollen
  • Fit around the teeth
  • Appears pink and firm (can vary)

Unhealthy gums:

  • Bleed easily when the patient floss, brush or even eat
  • Appears swollen and bright red
  • Pale/white and thin-looking
  • Tender and painful when touched
  • Receding

Proper oral care at home is an important practice to prevent and even treat gum disease. So, to keep the condition from developing in the first place, make sure to follow the advice of dental professionals. Make sure to brush the teeth properly twice a day, floss at least once, rinse regularly, choose an ideal mouthwash, quit smoking, and schedule routine appointments. Despite its seriousness, gum disease can be reversed—the key is an early diagnosis. Since this is hard for patients to do themselves, the assistance from a dentist is ideal.

Aside from its consequences to a person’s oral health, medical researchers also believe that gum disease can increase their risk of developing serious health complications like respiratory infections and cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, at our practice, the dentist is passionate about helping patients get better from serious oral health complications such as gum disease.


If you experience early signs of periodontal disease, like the sudden bleeding of gums, bad breath, or loose teeth, it is best to take immediate action. Contact our office at Short Pump Family Dentistry to take advantage of our Treatment for Gum Disease in Richmond, VA! Call or visit us at 201 Towne Center West Blvd. #709, Richmond, VA 23233 to book your appointment.

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