Prevent Gum Disease with These Tips

Posted February 10, 2017.

Dr. Ghada S. Massabni and our dental team care about you and your smile. This is why we encourage you to take good care of your teeth and gums as much as possible. If you do so, there is a high chance you’ll prevent major dental issues like gum disease.

Gum disease occurs when you fail to properly clean your smile each day and when you delay or miss your dental cleanings and exams. When this happens, the plaque is allowed to grow on your smile. As time passes, the plaque can irritate your gums, turn into tartar, and deteriorate your underlying bone, oftentimes resulting in loose and lost teeth. This is why it’s important to prevent gum disease as much as possible.

In order to prevent gum disease on a regular basis, our Agape Dentist dental team encourages you to do the following things:

–Brush your teeth: Brush your teeth twice a day, preferably every morning and every night. As you brush, make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and some type of fluoride toothpaste. Brush your teeth for two minutes each time, and do your best to scrub the inner, outer, and top surfaces of each tooth while you do so.

–Floss your smile: Flossing is tremendously important for the prevention of gum disease. This is because flossing can remove the plaque and bacteria from the crevices and hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. If these substances aren’t removed on a regular basis, they can severely infect the gums.

–Rinse your mouth: It’s recommended to rinse your mouth with mouthwash once a day. While rinsing, make sure to use an antibacterial or anti-gingivitis mouthwash. These products also help remove the plaque and bacteria from your smile.

–Keep up on your six-month checkups: Your dental cleanings are vital for your oral health and for the prevention of gum disease. This is because the treatment involved is the only way to completely remove the plaque and tartar from your smile. Without this treatment, the plaque can attack and harm your smile. So, make sure to keep up with your six-month checkups.

For more tips on how to prevent gum disease in Woburn, Massachusetts, please call our office at your earliest convenience. When you call 781.995.4445, our dental team will be happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you!