White teeth are nice, but pink gums are better!
Some days you may not feel like brushing your teeth â€“ but you'll probably brush because you want to have a beautiful white smile. But are you also cleaning your gums? Cleaning your gums is as important as cleaning your teeth because if bacteria start growing along your gum line, they can cause inflammation and infection - and your nice white teeth could end up falling out.
Sometimes your gums can be red, swollen or bleed when they are infected. But you can have gum disease without seeing any signs â€“ until a dental professional finds it during a checkup. Unless you treat gum infection, it can grow worse and cause a lot of damage to your mouth. Not only could you end up with loose teeth but unhealthy gums can make your whole body unhealthy.
So clean those gums! A small investment of your time every day will pay big dividends in health throughout your whole life.
Here's how you can keep your gums healthy.