Why Do My Gums Hurt When I Brush My Teeth?

September 29, 2020 By Downey Dental Center

Why Do My Gums Hurt When I Brush My Teeth?

From lifestyle to bristle type, there are a number of reasons why your gums might feel sore or swollen while brushing your teeth. Common causes include: Brushing Incorrectly As dental professionals, we encourage brushing twice a day, but to reap the benefits of good oral hygiene it needs to be done correctly. This means using a toothbrush with soft, nylon bristles and brushing gently with circular motions, instead of back-and-forth. Gum Disease Swollen, red, or ...

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The Importance of Gum Disease

October 21, 2019 By Downey Dental Center

The Importance of Gum Disease

Let’s see those pearly whites! You hear it all the time, but when was the last time someone wanted to see your healthy pink gums? Though they may be destined to play second fiddle to their white, show-stealing counterparts, gums are really the unsung hero of your mouth. Gingiva (i.e., gums) is the tissue that surrounds and protects teeth, along with the underlying bone. Gums attach to the teeth, forming a seal that ...

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Gum LIne Contouring for a Shapelier Smile

August 28, 2018 By Downey Dental Center

Gum LIne Contouring for a Shapelier Smile

Gum Line Contouring for a Shapelier Smile A beautiful smile can be very distracting if your gums are too prominent. Our gums serve an important purpose, but certainly should not be the focal point of your smile. Large, thick gums tend to make teeth look short and stubby, which is not nearly as attractive as longer, more visible teeth. We all know someone, that one friend, who always covers their mouth when they smile.  Laughing ...

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