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The right gum care for you

Do you want your teeth to be healthy and your gums too? Then good oral hygiene is essential. Neglected gum care can lead to unpleasant problems such as bleeding gums, gingivitis and other gum diseases. But don't worry, with a few simple efforts you can keep your gums healthy and avoid future problems.

Andrea Seraina Author
Andrea Seraina
Dental Content Specialist
19.07.20237 min. reading time
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Dental care for healthy gums

In this section, we'll explain the different options available to help you maintain your dental hygiene and take good care of your gums.

Brushing your teeth: The basis of oral hygiene

Brushing your teeth regularly is the cornerstone of good oral health. You should brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day, in the morning and evening. Use our Toothpaste, a soft bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging your gums. Make sure you clean all your teeth thoroughly, including the back ones.

Care for the necks of your teeth also plays an important role in gum care. The necks of the teeth are the transition area between the gums and the enamel, which can be sensitive and prone to problems such as cervical caries or hypersensitive necks of the teeth. To take the best care of the necks of the teeth, it is important to apply gentle pressure and use the correct brushing technique to clean the gums and necks of the teeth equally.

In addition, special dental care products for sensitive necks of teeth, such as Whitening Toothpaste Sensitivity Relief, can provide extra support. Don't forget that regular dental hygiene with us at the ALPINE WHITE Studio helps to detect and treat problems with the necks of the teeth and gums at an early stage.

Toothpaste and fluoride: The perfect combination for healthy gums

Choose a toothpaste or toothpaste with fluoride to protect your teeth from decay. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and can help prevent gum problems. Apply a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to your toothbrush and brush your teeth gently in a circular motion. All our Whitening Toothpastes contain fluoride.

Dental floss and interdental brushes: cleaning the spaces between the teeth

In addition to brushing your teeth, it is important to clean the spaces between your teeth. Floss or use interdental brushes regularly to remove food debris and plaque that builds up between the teeth. This helps to prevent gingivitis and gum pockets.

The frequency of flossing depends on individual needs. In general, it is recommended to floss at least once a day. This ensures effective cleaning of the interdental spaces.

However, it is important to note that excessive or improper flossing can cause irritation to the gums. If you floss too aggressively or move the floss back and forth too often, it can irritate sensitive gums and even cause injury. It is therefore advisable to move the floss back and forth between the teeth with gentle pressure and careful movement.

If you are unsure how often you should floss or whether you are flossing correctly, it is best to discuss this with the professional staff at the studio. They can give you individual recommendations based on your gum condition and oral health.

Mouthwash for fresh breath

A mouthwash can be an effective tool for improved oral care. It can reduce gingivitis and freshen breath. Use a mouthwash after brushing your teeth, rinse your mouth thoroughly for about 30 seconds and then spit it out. Note, however, that mouthwash is not a sufficient alternative to brushing your teeth.

Periodontal gum care gel for targeted care

For gum problems such as bleeding gums, gingivitis or gingivitis, a periodontal gum care gel can be a targeted solution. It has a soothing and nurturing effect on the gums and supports the regeneration of the oral mucosa.

Black cumin oil

An interesting product for gum care is black seed oil. The black seed oil has long been valued for its many health benefits and can also help with gum care. It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can help fight gingivitis and bacterial growth in the mouth. 

However, it is important to note that black seed oil should not be considered as the sole treatment for gum disease, but rather as a complementary measure to oral care. Consult our studio professionals before adding any new products to your oral care routine to ensure they are suitable for your individual needs.

Regular dental cleaning and oral health checkups

To keep your gums healthy, you should have regular dental cleanings with us at the ALPINE WHITE Studio. Dental hygiene removes stubborn plaque and prevents gum disease. In addition, regular oral health check-ups are important to detect and treat potential problems early on.

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Effects of poor gum care

Gum disease can have different forms and degrees of severity. Here are some common gum diseases:


Gingivitis is an inflammatory disease of the gums. It is usually caused by plaque, a sticky substance that forms on the teeth from bacteria and food debris. Gingivitis often manifests itself as red, swollen and sensitive gums that can bleed easily.


Periodontitis, or periodontosis, is an advanced form of gingivitis in which the inflammation spreads to the surrounding tissue and bone. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. Symptoms can include bleeding gums, deep gum pockets, receding gums and loose teeth.

Causes of gingivitis

Here you will find common causes that can lead to gingivitis:

  • Inadequate oral hygiene: If plaque is not thoroughly removed, bacteria can multiply and infect the gums. Inadequate oral hygiene, such as infrequent or improper brushing and neglecting to clean between teeth, is a major cause of gingivitis.
  • Smoking: Smoking weakens the immune system and impairs blood flow to the gum tissue. As a result, smokers are more susceptible to gingivitis and often have more severe courses.
  • Hormonal changes: Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as those that occur during puberty, pregnancy or menopause, can make the gums more sensitive and increase the risk of inflammation.
  • Diabetes: Diabetics are more susceptible to gum disease because elevated blood glucose levels increase the risk of infection and inflammation in the mouth.
  • Genetic predisposition: Some people have a genetic predisposition to sensitive gums and are therefore more prone to inflammation.
  • Bad breath: Bad gums can actually lead to bad breath. The link between gum disease and bad breath is that bacteria can grow in the inflamed areas of the gums, causing an unpleasant odour.

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Recognise healthy gums

Recognising healthy gums is important to prevent potential problems early and respond appropriately. Here are some characteristics of healthy gums:

  • Pink colour: Healthy gums are usually pale pink or coral pink. There should be no pronounced redness.
  • Consistency: Healthy gums have a firm and tight consistency. They should not feel swollen or oedematous.
  • No bleeding: Gums should not bleed when brushing or flossing. Bleeding can be a sign of gum inflammation such as gingivitis.
  • Tightly fitting around the tooth: Healthy gums should fit tightly around the tooth, with no gaps or visibility of the neck of the tooth.
  • No pain or sensitivity: Healthy gums do not usually cause pain or sensitivity. If you notice pain or discomfort associated with the gums, this could indicate a problem.

It is important to note that healthy gums can vary from individual to individual. Some people have naturally thin or dark gums. However, if you notice any signs of inflammation, pain or other changes in your gums, you should visit our studio. The professionals can perform a thorough examination and determine if the gums are healthy or if treatment is needed. Regular visits to the studio are also important to monitor the health of the gums and to detect potential problems early.

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