Regular brushing and flossing are essential for protecting the health of your mouth.
The Role of Your Gum Tissue
Your gums play several important roles in the health of your mouth. Healthy gums provide a tight, protective seal around the necks of your teeth. This seal prevents bacteria from attacking the roots of your teeth, your periodontal ligaments, and your jawbone. The tissue covers over the roots of your teeth, protecting them from painful sensitivity. They help to provide additional stability for your teeth, working with your periodontal ligaments and jawbone to keep them securely in place. The gums also play a crucial role in the appearance of your smile.