Stick to your gums: The importance of gum health
Teeth are pretty easy to understand what they do and how to care for them. They give you a smile and allow you to chew, and we take care of them by brushing, flossing, and avoiding sweets. I think that most people and most of my patients understand that their gums are important to keep healthy but don’t understand much beyond that. However, I’d argue that gum health is as important if not more important than the teeth as gum problems are harder to fix than tooth problems. I’m going to break this blog down into three parts: what are the gums, what are common gum problems, and ...