How to Prevent Gum Disease

diagram depicting gums infected with periodontal disease

It is a well-known fact that majority of us will experience some form of gum disease at some point within our lifetime. However, there are steps and measures that can be taken to prevent gum disease. The major and leading cause of gum disease is related to plaque building up within your teeth and your gums. Gum disease is easily preventable if the proper precautions are taken when caring for your teeth.

Brushing
When it comes to gum disease prevention it is very important to be sure that you are brushing your teeth at least twice a day. Also, you should be sure that you are using the proper tooth brushing technique. This includes brushing to remove plaque or food from in between your gums and teeth.

Flossing
Also, when it comes to gum disease prevention it is equally important to be sure that you are flossing at least twice a day and doing so to remove the food particles that can get lodged in between your teeth. Also, with flossing you are trying to target the hard to reach areas your toothbrush can’t get to scrub.

Mouthwash
Swish with a mouthwash regularly in order to remove any remaining debris that got through your flossing and tooth brushing. Also, mouth helps to eliminate a lot of the bacteria in your mouth.

Contact Us Today
To schedule an appointment to discuss gum disease with a professional, contact our office so that we can set up a treatment plan for you. Your oral health is connected to your overall health, so it is very important to be sure that you are maintaining your oral health to avoid gum disease development.

 

 

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