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Seriously, You Guys, Here’s Why You Need To Start Taking Care Of Your Gums

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Welcome to gum health 101!

Class is now in session.

Let's face it: Teeth get all of the attention. Like, all of it. But, when it comes to oral health, gums are just as important — and pristine, cavity-free teeth are no guarantee that your gums are in good shape.

That's right: Your pearly whites do not make you immune to gum disease. Sorry!

Your mouth is filled with bacteria. Lots and lots of bacteria. At any given point, your mouth can have anywhere between 10 and 50 billion bacteria present.

That's billion with a B.

And if left alone, all of that bacteria can create all kinds of problems, including bad breath (ew), plaque and tartar buildup (ugh), bleeding gums (ick), sensitive teeth (ack), cavities (bloof), and gingivitis (omg).

All of these symptoms are signs you aren't taking care of your gums and might have gum disease. Additional signs include bright red, swollen gums that bleed during brushing or flossing, a lingering bad taste in your mouth, and a change in the way your teeth fit together (think: loose teeth or spaces opening up between teeth when you bite 😳).

Not great, right? Well, there’s more bad news: These symptoms are frequently mild and unnoticeable at first.

Again: You might have happy teeth and unhappy gums. Regular visits to a dentist can help you identify gum issues and take steps to address them before they become serious — like, infections-caused-by-food-trapped-in-gums serious. That’s a thing that happens, and it can create toxins that cause permanent damage to your teeth and the bones that support them.

Yes, you read that correctly: Not taking care of your gums can cause you to lose your teeth. 😬😬😬

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

And studies suggest there's a relationship between gum health and overall health.

The 👏 mouth–body 👏 connection 👏 is 👏 real 👏. Chronic inflammation of the gums has been linked to the development of heart disease. So remember: Gum care is self-care!

Fortunately, there's plenty you can do between dentist appointments to take care of your gums — and, by extension, your whole body. 🎉🎉🎉

The simple truth is the best way to take care of your gums is to practice good oral hygiene. That means brushing your teeth twice a day for about two minutes at a time and flossing regularly.

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