How to Prevent Gum Disease

woman holding her jaw with painful gums

While getting treatment for gum disease is always an option, we believe that prevention of the disease in the first place is always the best course of action. By taking certain simple steps, you can save yourself the stress and discomfort that can come along with periodontal disease. Ready to get started? Here’s what you should do!

Don’t Forget to Floss

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day may seem like second nature, but many people forget to floss as part of their dental routine. Gums are essential to overall oral health just like teeth are, so it’s important not to forget to care for them, too! Make it a habit to floss at least once a day to remove any plaque that may be hiding around or underneath your gums.

Use a Mouth Rinse

We’re not suggesting that you forget all about brushing and just use a mouthwash, but adding one alongside the rest of your at-home dental care routine can help keep gum disease away. Look for a mouthwash meant specifically for fighting plaque and gingivitis. You can also search for one that has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal on it.

Stay Away From Tobacco

There are plenty of reasons to give up tobacco if you smoke or chew it, and protecting your gum health is one of them. Smoking makes you more susceptible to gum disease because of your weakened immune system, so try and take steps toward cutting it out of your life.

Gum Disease Treatment at Curtis Family Dentistry

If you feel that despite your best efforts to prevent gum disease, you’re showing signs of the condition or you’re worried that it might be developing, come on by to our Mooresville dental office. We offer gum disease treatment, so we can help you get your health back on track.

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