Prevention of Cuts on Gums
Sometimes accidents happen. You bite down on a chip or pretzel, and inadvertently it cuts your gum. Or maybe you have a pencil or a toothpick in your mouth, and it slips and cuts your gum. To prevent cuts from happening, we’re not asking you to give up chips, but you may want to keep the sharp non-food items out of your mouth.
If you have an athlete in your family, and especially if they’re playing a contact sport, a mouthguard is a great way to help prevent oral injuries. They are available to buy ready-made or can be custom fit with the help of your dental professional. Not only will they save the wearer from possible gum injuries, but also broken teeth!
Your gums are an important part of your mouth. Like any part of your body, they can get injured. The good news is most gum cuts heal with a little TLC from you. However, if you have a cut that is longer than ½ inch, a puncture wound that happened with a rusty object, or it won’t stop bleeding, get in touch with your dental professional or your doctor. Take care of your gums so they can continue to take care of your teeth!