A Great Smile Requires Gorgeous Gums

Everybody wants a gorgeous smile for holiday pictures. After all, Facebook is forever! But a healthy holiday smile is about more than white teeth and a cavity-free mouth. Healthy gums fight bacteria in your mouth, protect your teeth, give you better breath, and make your smile bright for holiday pictures. So how can you get great gums?

How to Prevent Gum Disease

  • Floss regularly
  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Schedule bi-annual dental cleanings
  • Stop smoking
  • Drink lots of water with fluoride
  • Swish mouthwash

Eat More, Smile More

What goes in your mouth stays in your mouth. Eating certain foods is a great way to boost gum health. What should you munch this holiday season?

  • happy family - christmasOnions. Did you know that onions have microbial properties that neutralize common bacterias that cause cavities and gum disease? Good thing onions taste good on almost everything!
  • Green tea. One of the healthiest drinks around, green tea has antioxidants called catechins that reduce inflammation. This is a natural deterrent to inflammation caused by bacteria and gum disease. Drink up!
  • Crunchy fruits and veggies. Hard fruits and veggies like carrots, celery, and apples have enough crunch to scrape away food and plaque, but they’re soft enough that they won’t damage the enamel of your teeth. They also take longer to chew than many foods, meaning your mouth generates more saliva, which washes away bacteria as it collects along the gum line. Sounds like an all-star snack to us!

Don’t wait until after the holidays to schedule a dental cleaning. Call Jordan Dentistry and get ready to show off those pearly whites.

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