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Top 3 Tips to Prevent Gum Disease

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Your gums can be susceptible and are prone to getting infections quite easily. This is why it’s essential to make sure your gums don’t get infected due to any other negligence regarding your oral health. You must have a dental routine consisting of good oral habits to ensure your gums stay protected.

Here’s how you can further prevent any gum disease.

Make Teeth-Brushing A Must

Brushing your teeth is very important to stay on top of your oral health. After you’ve had a meal, food particles tend to get stuck in your teeth. These particles can further cause damage as the persisting substance may corrode your gums. Hence, brushing your teeth and along your gumline after every meal is the way to get rid of such unwanted particles.

Don’t Say No to Flossing

For the same reason as mentioned above, flossing is also of grave importance. Where your toothbrush may fail to reach, flossing strands come to the rescue. These thin strands can eliminate any food substances that cling to your teeth. Incorporate flossing into your everyday oral health routine to ensure your gums are safe from any such particles that can damage them.

Say No to Smoking

Smoking is obviously highly hazardous for the lungs, as that’s where the nicotine sets camp. However, it’s also quite damaging for gums. You see, the nicotine and tar present inside cigarettes tend to create plaque over your gums. They then further damage them and cause many significant gum diseases. In addition, smoking too much leads to bad breath and other challenging oral issues as well.

 

If you have any further questions regarding gum disease, you can reach out to Dr. Kate Wilson at Coastal Periodontics for more guidance. Get in touch right away to get started on smooth and efficient dental procedures to ensure maximum oral health.

Posted on Sep 13, 2021
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