Gum disease is one of the most serious problems you can have when it comes to your oral health. It’s a vicious, unrelenting condition that, if not addressed quickly, can lead to tooth loss and even worse problems. The best way to deal with gum disease is to not have to deal with it in the first place. Here are some tips to help you avoid it.
Keep Up With Your Oral Hygiene
You’ve been told for years how important it is to brush and floss your teeth regularly. These are the best measures you can take in order to keep your mouth healthy and stave off gum disease.
But it’s not enough just to brush and floss. You have to do it correctly. When it comes to brushing, make sure you do it twice a day for two or three minutes. Also, make sure you brush along your gums to remove potentially damaging plaque. Flossing is just as important. It gets rid of plaque in areas your toothbrush can’t get to. Mouth rinses can also help eliminate plaque, but they’re not meant to be a substitute for flossing.
Get to the Dentist
The other tool in your defense against gum disease is to see the dentist at least once or twice a year for regular cleanings. Your dentist has the equipment needed to remove tartar, or calculus. This is material that can build up even if you floss and brush regularly. Your dentist can also monitor your oral health and spot minor issues before they turn into big problems.
Let the caring, gentle professionals with Caribbean Dental make sure you continue to have the best possible oral health. Schedule an appointment by calling (915) 308-1089 or contacting us online.