Keeping Your Gums Healthy is Key!
Your gums are soft tissue that grows around the teeth, helping to hold them in place by the roots. The membrane covering your gums is important to keep your mouth healthy and clean, and protect it from germs and also from injury! Keeping your gums healthy is an important part of good oral hygiene, whether you have braces or not.
Improper care of gums can have unpleasant consequences: pain or inflammation, bleeding, and over time, gum recession and/or gum disease. When gums grow over your braces, it is usually a sign that you are not taking proper care of your gums.