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Do you have questions about your gum tissues? If so, our dentist, Dr. Henry Espinosa, is happy to help you find the answers you need. The more you know about your gum tissues, the better. In fact, knowing all about your gum tissues can help you keep them in tip-top shape. So, to help you, our dentist is happy to share the answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Question No. 1: Why are gum tissues important?
Answer: Gum tissues are important because they protect and support the tooth roots and the underlying bone. They might seem like fragile, slimy little things, but they are very important.

Question No. 2: How should I care for my gum tissues?
Answer: You should brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day and attend your dental checkups every six months. As you clean your smile, be especially gentle around the gums. If you brush or floss too vigorously, it can irritate and even harm the gums.

Question No. 3: What issues should I avoid to keep my gums in tip-top shape?
Answer: Gum disease is a very serious dental issue that you should avoid at all costs. This disease not only affects your gums, but it can also affect the teeth and entire health if you let it. You can avoid this issue by doing the things mentioned in the answer for question No. 2.

If you have additional questions about gum tissues in Albuquerque, New Mexico, please reach out to the office of Dr. Henry Espinosa when you have the opportunity. When you dial 505-888-1116, our periodontal team will be more than happy to give you the information you seek. We’re excited to hear from you!