6 Things You Should Do To Keep Gums Healthy

If you’ve let the health of your gums slip, February is a great time to get back on track because it’s National Gum Disease Awareness Month. If you want to find out if you could potentially benefit from a gum disease treatment and what you should do to step up your gum health, book a visit at Panama City Smiles today by calling us at 850-588-0185.

If your gums are in poor health and you visit our Panama City, FL dentist office for help, we may just be able to help you:

  • Restore the great health of your smile foundation
  • Avoid tooth loss and other serious oral health issues in the future
  • Feel more confident when you smile since your gums return to their healthy pink look

To help encourage patients when it comes to good periodontal health, we allow you to join our Platinum Perio Program. At a value of $749, you’ll pay just $498 and receive the following over the course of a year:

  • Four visits for periodontal maintenance
  • Two screenings for oral cancer
  • Two dental cleanings and exams
  • Two periodontal exams
  • Four fluoride treatments
  • Any X-rays that you need taken
  • Fifteen percent off any other treatments that you require

Plus, if you’re unsure that you really need a periodontal disease treatment, you can get peace of mind without investing any money upfront because we offer free consultations and second opinions. If you have reservations about a diagnosis another dentist has given you or you just want to know what you need to get done for your smile, book a visit with us soon!

We offer a wide range of general dentistry treatments under one roof so you won’t have to waste time and money going from one specialist to the next to get all the dental services you need.

Learn Some Things You Should Do For Your Gum Health

If bad bacteria in your mouth gets in between your gums and the roots of your teeth, plaque and tartar can form, causing inflammation and other issues for your oral health. If left unchecked, this condition will eventually lead your gums to detach from your tooth roots, causing your teeth to feel loose or even fall out eventually.

Gum disease is actually a very common condition and has been estimated to affect as many as half of all American adults. So long as the issue is caught early in development, it should be reversible with a periodontal treatment and improved oral hygiene habits. So you know what to look for, here are some of the symptoms of gum disease:

  • A gumline that has receded, leaving the roots of teeth exposed
  • Gums that have turned red instead of pink
  • Swelling or tenderness of the gums
  • Persistent and or chronic halitosis, or bad breath
  • Adult teeth that feel like they’re coming loose
  • Sensitivity in some of your teeth to extreme temperatures in foods and drinks

In case you need some help improving your gum health, here are six things you should be doing if you haven’t already.


A lot of people don’t floss for one reason or another. But if you were to spend just a few moments each day flossing in between all of your teeth, you could clean away bacteria that you might otherwise overlook.

Maintain Regular Dental Cleanings

Visiting the dentist every six months is more necessary than you might think. Not only will we clean your mouth more thoroughly than you ever could on your own, we will also check for early signs of potential issues and address them as quickly as possible.

Quit Smoking

We don’t have to tell you that smoking is bad for your health but what you may not know is that it is also terrible for your oral health. Smokeless tobacco options are also terrible for you so you should quit those too if you use them.

Brush Your Teeth

Making brushing your teeth for two minutes at a time twice a day is a great way to keep your mouth clean and avoid potential oral health issues. Get into the habit!

Use Fluoride Toothpaste

Fluoride helps strengthen your teeth and keep them healthy, which also does your gums some favors since the two are connected.

Use An ADA-Approved Mouthwash

Rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash or rinse will help to get rid of bad bacteria brushing and flossing could miss.

Learn how to take care of your whole mouth and if you need a gum disease treatment from Panama City Smiles by calling 850-588-0185 to book a visit. You can also use our online form.

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