Summer is almost here and that often means lots of sugary treats and drinks like ice cream and lemonade. Though we often are consistent with brushing our teeth, it’s important to remember that our gums matter too. They matter a lot!
Did you know that about half of Americans 30 and older have gum disease?
Growing up, I watched my Mom suffer through gum disease and frequent visits to the periodontist. She actually was one of the most vigilant people I know regarding oral care, and watching her have to deal with red bleeding gums really made me hyperaware.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums (Latin: gingivae), and inflammation is simply the body’s immune response to an attack. The main cause of inflammation in the gums is an accumulation of dental plaque, which can cause tooth loss, receding gums, tooth sensitivity and pain.
There are factors that increase the risk of gingivitis. These include smoking, diabetes, stress, hormonal changes (puberty, pregnancy, birth control pills & other medications) as well as genetics (in up to 30% of Americans).
- Healthy gums are important for a healthy mouth and a healthy body
- Gum disease changes the appearance of the mouth and can weaken the support for your teeth
- Gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses
Make sure to get the right dental care with Sunstar GUM products and use them daily, schedule regular check-ups, and monitor your oral health. Not only will you have a bright and healthy smile, but, you’ll also be contributing to your overall wellness.
Take just a few minutes each day to brush and floss and you can be rewarded with a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
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Here’s to a bright and healthy smile!
This is a partnered post with Sverve and Sunstar GUM, however all opinions are expressly my own.