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3 Habits That Can Help You Avoid Gum Disease

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Dr. Yokoyama
3 Habits That Can Help You Avoid Gum DiseaseGum diseases, also known as periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss. The bad news is that a major chunk of adults over 30 years of age experience some of sort of gum disease during their lifetime.

When caught early enough, there are chances that you can treat and stop gum disease before it causes any further harm to your mouth. The best news of all is that – you can avoid gum diseases altogether by developing a few healthy habits.

Here are 3 habits that can help avoid the development of gum disease.

Daily Brushing and Flossing

Periodontal disease is basically a bacterial infection that typically arises due to dental plaque, a thin layer of food particles and bacteria accumulated on your teeth. Brushing and flossing daily can help remove plaque, preventing the development of tartar, which can reduce your chances of gum infection. Remember that missing out on brushing and flossing for just a few days can result in gum inflammation.

Regular Dental Cleanings and Checkup

Failure to brush and floss daily results in the accumulation of plaque that hardens into a calcified form over time and turns into calculus (tartar). You cannot remove tartar at home, which is why it's important to visit a dentist for professional dental cleanings twice a year. These regular dental checkups also give your dentist the opportunity to highlight any other dental or oral problems that have or may arise in your mouth, ensuring that your gum health remains in good shape.

Gum-friendly Lifestyle Changes

There are many habits and daily activities that can damage our gums. While smoking doubles the chances of getting gum diseases, having a sugar-heavy diet makes your mouth more vulnerable to gum infection. Following a good lifestyle by quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and cutting back on sugary foods can help boost your oral health and avoid gum infection.

If you're searching for a dental clinic to help you prevent or treat gum diseases, call us at 760-632-9055 or visit us at Encinitas Periodontics & Dental Implants now!

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