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5 Proven Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

August 07, 2017

5 Proven Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum Disease, also known as Periodontal Disease is a form of a bacterial infection along the gum lines from too much build up of plaque. Plaque releases toxins which causes inflammation in the gums and causes separation from the gum lines and the teeth. As the gum disease progresses, the pockets in the gums deepen and bone tissue starts to deteriorate. If left untreated, this disease may potentially lead to tooth loss. 

 Here are 5 different ways to prevent Gum Disease:

1. Brush Your Teeth. Typically, it is known to brush only twice a day but getting into a habit of brushing after every meal can help remove food debris and prevent bacterial infection.

2. Floss Daily. Flossing atleast once a day can help remove food debris and plaque in between the teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach.

3. Strong Swishes of Mouthwash. Sometimes, brushing and flossing is not enough to get the work done! Try swishing with mouthwash to remove all the remaining particles and give your fresh breath!

4. Know your risk. What is in your family dental history? Your age, diet, smoking tobacco, and genetics can increase your risk of gum disease.

5. See a Dentist. Get a comprehensive periodontal exam and cleaning from a dental professional. Identifying the symptoms at an early stage can help prevent further damaging gum disease.

Gum disease and it's symptoms often may not appear until the advanced stage of the disease. Some warning signs of gum disease is red and swollen gums, bleeding while brushing and flossing, teeth separation, receeding gums, pus between gums and teeth, persistent bad breath, and sores in your mouth. Just remember, if Gum Disease is left untreated the inflammation along the gum lines can cause the supporting bone structure to deteriorate and may end up in tooth loss. 

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