You want to keep your smile in the best shape possible for as long as possible. If you want to keep your teeth, you also need healthy gums. For Gum Disease Awareness Month, we want to share three simple tips for taking care of your gums.
1. Brush & Floss Daily
Brushing your teeth twice a day is a good way to remove harmful bacteria and plaque buildup on your teeth. Flossing is the most effective way to clean plaque and food particles from between your teeth and gums.
2. Visit Us Regularly
When you come to our office for routine checkups, you will receive a professional cleaning and exams. This greatly reduces your risk of developing a gum infection. It also makes it more likely that an infection will be found in the early stages.
3. Treat Gum Disease as Soon as You Can
In the early stages, the treatment for periodontal disease is simple. As the condition gets worse, you may find yourself needing more complex procedures to restore your oral health.