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5 Ways a Gum Graft Can Improve Your Oral Health

A gum graft is a safe and effective dental treatment that can significantly improve your oral and overall health. Here are 5 benefits of this oral procedure & how to know if its right for you.

Your gums are an essential part of your mouth and they play a large role in both your oral and overall health. Practicing good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing every day, won’t only help you maintain healthy gums, but it will also:

  • Eliminate bad breath
  • Lower your risk of periodontal disease
  • Make it less likely for you to develop gingivitis
  • Lower your risk of inflammation and infection in the body

At Our Calgary Dental Clinic, We Can Enhance Your Overall Well Being With Gum Grafts

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we understand just how important your oral health is to your entire well-being. Based on a consultation with one of our dentists, we can create a customized gum graft treatment to help keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy for many years to come.

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What is a Gum Graft? Everything You Need to Know About This Procedure

A gum graft is a surgical dental treatment during which your dentist will take synthetic tissue or tissues from your palate to replace any gum tissue that is receding from your teeth. It is often recommended for patients who are suffering from periodontal issues due to:

  • Severe gum disease
  • Smoking
  • Vigorous brushing
  • Injury

Depending on your particular situation and what your dental specialist feels is best for the look and feel of your gums, you may receive a gum graft on one or more teeth.


Taking Care of Your Teeth is The First Step You Should Take

While a gum graft is an effective treatment for tooth recession, the most important thing to do is to protect yourself against receding gums and the high costs and treatment times of such a treatment. Here are some simple ways to keep your gums healthy:

  • ALWAYS brush after meals
  • Floss daily to remove food particles between and around your teeth
  • Use antibacterial mouthwash or toothpaste to reduce bacteria that can cause gingivitis
  • Cut back on sugar
  • Drink plenty of water to reduce the risk of gum disease and cavities
  • Avoid tobacco and cigarettes
  • Eat spinach because it is a powerful antioxidant and immunity booster that is good for your gums.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and teeth cleanings, at least twice a year.

5 Benefits of a Gum Graft

When performed by a highly qualified dental specialist, a gum graft can help enhance your oral health and improve the quality of your smile. In addition, this treatment provides patients with many benefits, including:

  • Strengthens and stabilizes the gum covering your tooth
  • Protects your tooth against recession
  • Decreases tooth sensitivity
  • Improves the aesthetics of your smile
  • Lowers your risk of tooth decay

How Do I Know if a Gum Graft Is Right For Me?

While you may notice some recession when you check your mouth in the mirror, the only way to truly know if a gum graft is required is to have your mouth examined by your dentist.

At our Calgary dental clinic, our dentists are able to provide a comprehensive dental exam to check the health of your teeth and gums. In case of receding gums, we are happy to refer you to a local periodontist to discuss whether or not a gum graft is the right choice for you.

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To find out more about how our Calgary dentists can help protect your oral and overall well-being, visit us at Marlborough Dental Centre, 1141-3800 Memorial Drive NE Calgary, AB, T2A, 2K2. 

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.


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