How To Prevent Gum Disease
The good news is, gum disease is completely preventable. Your best defence against periodontal disease is a consistent and healthy oral hygiene routine. An optimal dental hygiene regime should include brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and getting regular dental cleanings – minimum once every six months.
Brushing and flossing regularly removes buildups of plaque and cleans the food that gets stuck in between your teeth and gums. Consider purchasing an electric toothbrush as they are more effective at reducing plaque and gingivitis. Lastly, we recommend a therapeutic mouthwash to help remove any remaining food particles left in your mouth after brushing and flossing.
If you are in need of a check-up or need some additional guidance for your oral hygiene routine, contact us today to speak with our expert team of dentists!