We all know the importance of taking care of our teeth by brushing and flossing daily. But did you know that healthy gums are just as important?
ABOUT GUM HEALTH
Did you know…
-Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums that may cause bleeding and sensitivity.
-Plaque, which may consist of material such as mucus, and food debris, is also a major cause of dental decay. Healing will normally occur once the bacteria is removed.
-Almost all gum disease is caused by bacterial plaque. The bacteria in plaque releases acid that is irritating and toxic to the gum tissue.
SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE
- Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
- Teeth that seem to be loose or have shifted position
- Gum tissue that is red, swollen and / or bleeds easily (healthy tissue is pink, has an orange peel appearance, and does not bleed)
- Pus between the teeth and gums (healthy gums are tight around the tooth and do not bleed.)
- Various gum diseases can range from gingivitis with mild inflammation and bleeding to generalized disease with tooth loss.
Join us tomorrow night for a special Twitter party as we discuss the importance of gum health with the fabulous folks of SunstarGum:
Follow your hosts @StacieinAtlanta and @SunstarGUM
#SunstarSmiles Twitter Party
Tweet on Twitter with the hashtag #SunstarSmiles
Tuesday, May 22nd from 7-8pm EST
One of 4 Fabulous oral care prize packs and 1 special Grand Prize
GET SOCIAL WITH SUNSTAR GUM
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HOW TO RSVP
Leave your Twitter handle below in the comments so that I know you are coming. I will be drawing prizes from the comments.
Earn five extra entries by Tweeting about the Twitter party – no more than once every two hours
(leave five comments for each Tweet with the link to your Tweet)
Earn five extra entries by posting on Facebook about the Twitter party – no more than once every two hours
(leave five comments for each Facebook post)
Earn ten extra entries by posting on your blog about the party – Post must go up at least two hours prior to the party
(leave ten comments with the link to your post)