Taking Care of Your Gums In and Out of the Bathroom

Good oral hygiene should be a natural part of your daily, healthy lifestyle. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to maintain healthy gums. Brushing twice a day with parodontax™ and flossing before bed are the most important part of good gum health. But there’s more you can do to protect your mouth.

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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.

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Exercise

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.

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Manage Stress

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.

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Don’t Smoke

If you smoke, stop. Smoking can cause gum disease and make it worse if you already have it.

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Visit Your Dentist

Several health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis are associated with gum health. Stay on top of your gum and overall health.

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