Watch Your Diet
Healthy gums are made in the kitchen, too. Include foods with omega-3, calcium, vitamin D, and honey in your diet. Foods such as fatty fish—like salmon, tuna, and trout—soybeans, flaxseed, and walnuts have omega-3. The fatty fish is also a good source of vitamin D. For calcium, try dark leafy greens, cheese, low-fat milk, and yogurt. These foods are all good for you—and your gums.
A study shows that a healthy weight and overall fitness are linked to better gum health. Healthy gums—just one more reason to stay in shape.
When you’re stressed, your body releases cortisol which can worsen gum disease. Also, when you’re stressed out, you’re more likely to neglect your health.
If you smoke, stop. Smoking can cause gum disease and make it worse if you already have it.