Gum disease is one of the most common dental concerns that patients face. If gum disease is left untreated, patients may experience bone deterioration, tooth loss, and other complex dental issues. Taking preventive measure now may help prevent further dental issues in the future.
At Integrated Dental Arts in Greeley, CO, our team works with our patients to provide them with the dental care they need. Dr. Benson and Dr. Dunham take their time with each patient to understand their needs and develop a personalized solution to improve their smile.
Gum Disease Prevention
- One of the most important parts of maintaining healthy gums is practicing a proper oral health hygiene routine. Patients should brush their teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. Following a healthy oral hygiene routine eliminates bacteria and clears plaque from the mouth. When you don’t follow a proper oral hygiene routine, patients are at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
- Eat a well-balanced diet. Try to avoid the number of sugary and highly acidic foods and beverages you are incorporating into your diet.
- Visit the dentist for you biannual dental exams. Most dentist recommends patients come in for a preventive care visit. During your preventive care visit, patients will undergo a full comprehensive exam and a professional dental cleaning. During your comprehensive exam, your dentist will screen you for complex dental problems. Patients may also receive a dental cleaning. Using special tools, your dental hygienist will thoroughly remove plaque from the teeth and gum line. Professional dental cleanings help remove tartar and plaque that regular brushing and flossing can’t reach.
- Quit smoking and tobacco use. Smokers are at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, varieties, infection, and gum disease. Smoking may even cause gum disease to progress faster.
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