Gaps in your gums are a sign of an oral condition called gingivitis – where poor oral hygiene leads to a build-up of plaque and harmful bacteria.

If the problem is not addressed, these harmful bacteria can find their way deeper into the space between the gums and the tooth and cause periodontitis, requiring gum surgery.

The good news is that this issue can be fixed – in a few simple steps:

Brush your teeth

Brush your teeth twice per day with a toothbrush without applying too much pressure on the gums.

Although it might seem obvious, one of the simplest and quickest ways to stop and prevent gingivitis.

Dentists often recommend electric toothbrushes, but a standard good-quality toothbrush is perfectly fine.

In addition, an electric toothbrush has the advantage of having sensors, preventing you from brushing too long and with too much pressure.

Brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes at a time
Don’t brush your teeth after consuming acidic foods and drink
Use toothpaste that contains fluoride
Don’t rinse your mouth after brushing
Use an electric toothbrush
Don’t forget to brush inner sides, chewing surfaces and molars

Seek a cosmetic help

If you still struggle to facilitate good oral health – seeing a cosmetic dentist could change that.

Searching for cosmetic dentists in London can be difficult – especially at competitive prices.

For example, this London dentist (Maida Smiles) offers rates lower than £700.

Offering the most competitive rates that don’t come by that often in London!

Have a look at one of our posts on cosmetic dentists. Here.

Make small changes to your diet 

It is clear that food and drink substantially affect your oral hygiene.

Your mouth needs the essential vitamins and minerals that are good for your smile – and for the rest of the body.

Alcohol can also have an effect on your smile and appearance. Seek advice.

If you can’t resist the temptation of something sweet – always rinse your mouth with water after as it removes all sugars sticking!

If you smoke – Quit

Smoking can be a huge factor in gum disease and other health problems.

Try taking time to read into steps to quit.

We understand that it can be hard to quit and may take several attempts – having the right support is essential.

Floss before brushing

It may seem a bit unnecessary, but any dentist would say that it’s a vital part of oral health.

Flossing allows you to reach places that your toothbrush can’t.

Removes tiny bits of food that can cause a build-up of plaque and bacteria.

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