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How to Prevent Gum Diseases


Posted on 10/24/2022 by Dr. John Abajian
How to Prevent Gum DiseasesGum diseases can affect your oral health. They can make your gum turn red or can lead to jawbone and tooth loss. Reversing gum disease can cost you a lot more money than preventing it. Continue reading and learn how to prevent gum disease.

Implement a Good Oral Hygiene


Gum disease does not occur overnight. It progresses over time. This means that good oral hygiene may help to prevent the disease reach an irreversible stage. For instance, plaque, the main contributor to gum disease, occurs due to a lack of brushing and flossing regularly. When ignored, plaque can harden into tartar. Tartar will then inflame and irritate your gums, resulting in gum diseases. However, if you brush and floss regularly, there will be no room for plaque to build up. This means healthy teeth and gums.

Eat a Balanced Diet


Nothing helps to maintain your gums more than the food and beverages you consume. For instance, acidic and sugary foods and drinks can harm your gums. The bacteria found in plaque feed on sugar and carbs and release acids that can affect your teeth and gums. In this case, it is good to limit sugar and carbs intake. Instead, add a lot of vitamin C and water to your diet.

Vitamin C contains healing properties that will stop gum swelling and bleeding. Besides, water will help you produce more saliva. When you have enough saliva, your mouth will fight off bacteria that cause gum infections.

Schedule Dental Checkups and Cleanings


During a routine cleaning, the dentist removes plaque and cleans the hard-to-reach areas. Also, they will check the state of your gums. With this, the dentist can treat the disease during the early stages. Due to this, it is vital to schedule dental checkups at least twice a year. Also, visit the dentist as soon as you notice oral issues. Our dentist will help you create a plan of action for healthy teeth and gums.
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