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To have a top-notch smile and oral health, you need top-notch gums. This is because your gums are an essential part of your oral health and smile. If your gums are unhealthy or damaged, your entire mouth can suffer the consequences. This is why your dentist, Dr. Gregory Zabek, encourages you to work toward the top-notch gums you need. Here are some tricks to help:

-Keep up on oral hygiene. Attending your dental checkups every six months, brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing your teeth once a day and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash daily can all help you have top-notch gums. This is because they clean the tissues and remove plaque, bacteria and other dangerous substances that irritate and damage the gums from the smile.

-Use easy-to-use flossing tools. If you use flossing tools that are easy to maneuver, you reduce your chances of damaging your gums when you clean between your teeth. This is because you don’t have to force the floss into place or vigorously clean the crevices of the smile. So, feel free to use the flossing product of your choice, like dental floss, flossing picks, floss threaders, water flossers and more.

-Brush properly. Whether you believe it or not, brushing too hard or with the wrong toothbrush can irritate and harm the gums. So, make sure to brush gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Call Gregory Zabek Advanced General and Cosmetic Dentistry today if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about how to have top-notch gums in San Francisco, California, so please call 415-362-1102 now. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!