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Gum disease can result in tooth loss. Fortunately, a person can do quite a bit to prevent and even reverse the effects of gum disease. These include:
Brush your teeth after every meal. This helps remove the food particles and plaque trapped between your teeth and gums. Scrub your tongue too, since it can harbour bacteria. Your toothbrush must be soft-bristled and fit in your mouth comfortably.
Consider using an electric toothbrush. These can help lessen the chance of gingivitis and plaque compared to manual brushing. Change your toothbrushes or toothbrush heads every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles start to fray.
Choose the right toothpaste
Store shelves are lined with toothpaste brands that claim to reduce gingivitis, freshen breath, and whiten teeth. How do you know which one is good for your gums? Make sure to choose a fluoride-containing toothpaste. After that, the flavour and colour is up to you!
Flossing at least once a day helps remove the plaque and food that’s beyond your toothbrush’s reach.
Careful rinsing using mouthwash
Usually available over the counter, fluoride mouthwashes can help reduce plaque, prevent or reduce gingivitis, reduce the speed that tartar develops, or a combination of these benefits.
Plus: A mouth rinse helps remove food particles and debris from your mouth, though it’s not a substitute for flossing or brushing.
Visits to the dentist for regular dental check-ups
If you visit your Norlane dentist regularly, we can spot early gum disease signs. In that way, symptoms can be treated before they become more serious. Professional cleaning at your dentist’s office is the only way to remove tartar.
It can also get rid of plaque that you were not able to remove while brushing or flossing. If you suffer from gingivitis, brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings can help reverse its effects.
Smoking is h2ly related to the onset of gum disease. Since smoking weakens the immune system, it also makes it harder to fight gum infections. Also, smoking makes it hard for your gums to heal once they’ve been damaged.
Aside from these steps to help keep the gums healthy, we will also provide diet tips for healthy gums and explain how to detect the symptoms of gum disease.
Periodontal Care at Norlane Dental Surgery
Prevention is always better than cure.
At Norlane Dental Surgery, we provide preventive dental services that will help you maintain your oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring.
We are located at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.
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