Your gums are an important part of your mouth and harbour your teeth, but like anything in your mouth, they are always under threat from decay and disease and you need to look after them. Having a balanced and healthy diet from the off will help to keep your immune system strong and supply high levels of saliva to the mouth; this will be a natural defence against bacteria in the mouth. Plaque is an ever constant threat to your oral health, but if you let it get a grip, it will harden into tartar and will end up strangling the life out of your gums, as well as threatening you with gum disease. Herbal products are great for cooling off any inflammation in your gums and rinsing with salty water after brushing will heal them if you have trouble with bleeding when you brush. But like anything in your body, your gums will respond to a little TLC: massaging your gums is a great way to get the blood flowing; it will also stimulate the blood vessels in the gums and literally bring them to life. If you have any problems at all in Chelmsford with your gums, then skip along to the Advance Dental Clinic in Moulsham Street; they are full of advice and always open for you. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.