Cavity Dental Staff Blog

Celebrate National Gum Care Month

1st Sep 2023
smile gums on autumn leaves

September is more than just the beginning of Autumn – it’s also National Gum Care Month! While we often focus on our teeth when it comes to oral health, our gums play an equally vital role. This month, Cavity Dental Staff is excited to join the nationwide effort to raise awareness about gum care and highlight the importance of maintaining healthy gums. Let’s delve into why National Gum Care Month matters and how you can ensure your gums stay in tip-top shape.

The Significance of National Gum Care Month: Gum disease is a common but serious issue that affects many people. It can range from mild inflammation, known as gingivitis, to more severe forms of gum disease that can lead to tooth and bone loss. The aim of National Gum Care Month is to shed light on the importance of gum health and encourage everyone to take proactive steps in caring for their gums.

Steps to Achieve the Best Gum Care:

  1. Daily Brushing and Flossing: Maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine is key to preventing gum disease. Brush your teeth gently twice a day using fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque and food particles. Equally important is flossing—it helps clean between teeth and along the gumline where toothbrushes can't reach.
  2. Embrace a Balanced Diet: What you eat has a direct impact on your gum health. A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients supports strong gums. Incorporate fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains into your meals to promote overall oral and systemic health.
  3. Kick Tobacco Habits: Smoking and using tobacco products are harmful to your gums and overall oral health. Quitting these habits not only reduces your risk of gum disease but also benefits your entire body.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Water helps rinse away food particles, bacteria, and acids that can harm your gums and teeth. Adequate hydration also promotes saliva production, which aids in neutralising acids and protecting your mouth.
  5. Regular Dental Visits: Scheduling routine dental check-ups is essential to assess your gum health, provide professional cleanings, and offer personalised advice on maintaining optimal gum and overall oral hygiene.
  6. Educate and Share: Spread the word about the significance of gum care to your friends and family. By creating a community that values oral health, we can collectively work towards healthier smiles.

gum check by dentist


This September, let's celebrate National Gum Care Month by prioritising the health of our gums. Healthy gums contribute to a confident smile and overall well-being. With a commitment to consistent oral care, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits, you can ensure your gums remain strong and disease-free. 

Join us in spreading awareness about the importance of gum care and together, let's embrace healthier smiles that last a lifetime. 🌱🦷

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