Signs of Healthy Gums

healthy gums Fresno, CA

Maintaining healthy gums can be challenging at times because they often go unnoticed. People brush and floss their teeth as well as rinse their mouth with mouthwash, but they don’t necessarily have one step that they take in order to care for their gums. It’s important that people brush along the gum lines when brushing their teeth, but other than that being aware of what condition the gums are in is the only other main task in maintaining healthy gums.

It’s extremely necessary to examine the gums regularly in order to ensure that they are in good condition. Incorporating a quick examination of the gums when brushing the teeth each day will be beneficial to the oral health of a person. If they notice anything that doesn’t look normal with their gums, then they can visit the dentist to have it looked at further.

Today, we will go over what healthy gums look like. Knowing the signs of healthy gums will ensure that a person knows what to search for when doing their quick examination.

Signs of healthy gums

Pink in color

Healthy gums should have a flush pink color to them. Chances are the gums should be similar in color to the other parts of the mouth - the inner cheeks, tongue, the roof of the mouth. If the gums are a deeper color than the standard pink, then it may be a sign that they are unhealthy. However, if they are pink in color and don’t have any red or white spots then they are in great shape. Be sure to notice any color changes in the gums.

Firm gums

The gums should always feel firm when touched. Apply a light amount of pressure to each area of the gums, this will tell a person what shape they are in. If the gums feel firm and tight then this will indicate healthy gums. However, if they are soft or mushy to the touch, then the gums may be unhealthy.

Another way to test out the gums would be to use the tongue as a point of reference. Slide the tongue all along the gums and if at any point, it feels soft then it’s time to visit the dentist.

No bleeding

Often when people brush or floss their teeth, the gums may begin to bleed. This happens especially when the brush hits the gum line. During the brushing and flossing process, be sure to pay close attention to the mouth and the spit. Healthy gums will not bleed during the brushing or flossing stages. Unhealthy gums may bleed indicating that there is something wrong.

While the gums are an extremely sensitive part of the mouth, if they are cared for properly a person shouldn’t experience any difficulties in maintaining them. It’s important to know what the signs of healthy gums are to ensure that they remain that way. During your daily dental routine, be sure to examine the gums and ensure that they are pink and firm.

If you still have questions about how the gums should look, then give us a call today. We can help explain what healthy gums should look like. Our trained staff is ready to assist you today!

Request an appointment here: https://www.professionaldentalcare.net or call Professional Dental Care at (559) 467-1234 for an appointment in our Fresno office.

Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.


Recent Posts

Oral Surgery: Tips For A Speedy Recovery

Oral surgery is not something that the average person would volunteer to undergo. It becomes necessary when less invasive treatment options simply will not get the job done.Thanks to skilled dentists, oral surgeries are usually outpatient affairs that almost always go smoothly.However, even the best procedure may come with some pain or soreness. You can…

Dental Reasons For A Therapeutic Botox Treatment

Therapeutic Botox is a new treatment option in the dental industry. While Botox is widely known for its use in helping people get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helping those suffering from chronic migraines to find relief. But, that is not where the effectiveness of Botox ends. With more advancement in…

How Dentists Treat TMJ Pain

The temporomandibular joint or TMJ is located in front of the ear, right at the base of the skull. It is the hinge-like joint that connects the upper and lower jaws. Thanks to this joint, the jaw is able to move up and down or from side to side. The TMJ also enables the jaws…

What Are The Causes And Effects Of Teeth Grinding?

Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding is a condition where a person clenches, gnashes or grinds their teeth. It is typically an involuntary act, but some people grind their teeth as a habit.Most cases of teeth grinding occur when the person is asleep, so there are many people out there who are not even aware…

Recent Posts

Oral Surgery: Tips For A Speedy Recovery

Oral Surgery: Tips For A Speedy Recovery

Oral surgery is not something that the average person would volunteer to undergo. It becomes necessary when less invasive treatment options simply will not get the job done.Thanks to skilled dentists, oral surgeries are usually outpatient affairs that almost always go smoothly.However, even the best procedure may come with some pain or soreness. You can…

Dental Reasons For A Therapeutic Botox Treatment

Dental Reasons For A Therapeutic Botox Treatment

Therapeutic Botox is a new treatment option in the dental industry. While Botox is widely known for its use in helping people get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as helping those suffering from chronic migraines to find relief. But, that is not where the effectiveness of Botox ends. With more advancement in…