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Would you like a top-notch smile and oral health? If so, then you should do everything you can to keep your gums, also known as oral tissues, in tip-top shape. This is because your gums are a vital part of your smile and oral health. To help you properly care for your gums, our dentist, Dr. Steven Pooley, would like to tell you all about your oral tissues. The more you know, the better chance you have of keeping them in top-notch condition. Here are some facts about gums:

-Your gums are the soft tissue that line the mouth and surround the teeth. They make your smile attractive and they create a seal around the teeth that protects the delicate nerves from bacteria and disease.

-You should clean your gums every day. To do so, you can brush your smile every morning and night and you can floss daily. As you do these things, be gentle but thorough. Your gums should never bleed while brushing and flossing.

-It’s easy to damage and irritate the gums. In fact, if you brush and floss too hard or use improper oral hygiene tools, then the gums can be damaged and can move away from the teeth.

-Gum disease is a very destructive dental issue that should be avoided at all costs. It’s caused by a buildup of plaque on the gumline. This is why it’s very important to brush, floss and attend your check-ups regularly. These things can help you prevent the disease.

For more information and details about gum tissue in Loves Park, Illinois, please contact our dental team. We will be more than happy to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions, so please call 815-968-5434 now!