Tips for having healthy gums

Tips for having healthy gumsPracticing good oral hygiene is the easiest way to keep the gums healthy.

The following tips can help a person maintain good oral hygiene:




  • brush the teeth for at least 120 seconds twice daily or more often
  • floss every day
  • rinse the mouth with a product containing fluoride once or twice daily
  • rinse or brush after consuming sugary foods or drinks
  • replace toothbrushes or toothbrush heads every few months or when they look worn
  • exercise for at least 30 minutes a day
  • visit a dentist regularly
  • avoid smoking or using tobacco products

It is also important to eat a healthful, balanced diet. This should involve plenty of whole fruits, vegetables, and grains. The diet should include good sources of iron, such as lentils, chickpeas, beans, and lean meats.