Protect Your Smile with Gum Stimulators
Your gums are the foundation of your smile. When neglected, gum disease and other dental complications can quickly start to damage soft tissue and cause problems for your smile. To keep your smile healthy and vibrant between dental visits, San Francisco dentist Dr. Russell Young supplies new patients with a gum stimulator to optimize your at-home dental care regimen.
What Gum Stimulators Do
Similar to a toothbrush, gum stimulator has a slender handle with a rubber tip at the head. Holding the tool at a 45 degree angle, the rubber head is run along the gum line, cleaning out plaque and debris. The rubber head is then placed at the “v” of tooth, i.e. where two teeth meet the gums. When rubbed in a sweeping motion along the gum line, the brush cleans plaque from the pocket area, promoting healthy, firm gums.
How Gum Stimulators Work
Gum stimulators play an important role in removing plaque and food left over even the most thorough brushing and flossing. Because of the narrow rubber tip, gum stimulators can effectively clean the hard-to reach places between teeth that toothbrushes and floss can’t quite access. As these areas are often neglected, the gum stimulator is an efficient tool for protecting patients' mouths from plaque build-up.
Dr. Young and staff work together to educate patients about the use of the gum stimulator. Patients are taught how to properly use the tool to increase benefits. When the gum stimulator is used as directed, hygienists find fewer gum disease symptoms during exams.
Preventive Gum Care in San Francisco
At SF Star Dental, our mission is to help patients achieve healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. Our dental professionals provide each patient with the education they need to keep all parts of their smile healthy, gums included. During every regular cleaning and check-up, Dr. Young shows patients how to use the gum stimulator correctly. He also discusses the many benefits of this versatile tool, answering all patient questions about keeping their smile healthy.
Take the next step in preventive dentistry and schedule your next routine check-up with Dr. Young at SF Star Dental today. Contact our San Francisco dental office today!