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Ways To Prevent Periodontal Diseases
Posted on 4/24/2023 by Aron Geelan, DMD
Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease. You can manage to prevent periodontal diseases no matter how common they are. Usually, poor dental hygiene is to blame. If you brush at least twice a day and floss every day at night, and by scheduling routine dental exams, your odds of successfully treating periodontitis and lowering your risk of developing it will increase.
If you notice anything unusual with your gums, ensure you visit the dentist to find the appropriate solution. Continue reading to learn more about the ways to prevent periodontal diseases.
Quit Using Tobacco
The dentist will tell you what you may already know about oral health. To maintain great oral hygiene, you should quit using tobacco. Smoking or chewing tobacco increases tartar in the mouth, which puts stress on the gums and causes several other health problems.
Quitting smoking can help prevent or even treat periodontal disease. Also, tobacco slows down the healing of the gums by fighting with the white blood cells.
Reduce Stress Levels
Most people are unaware of how negatively chronic stress can impact oral health. You may have bruxism, which can harm your gums or teeth. This occurs when you clench or grind your jaw.
One of the biggest risk factors for bruxism is stress. The dentist will give you a mouth guard if you clench or grind your teeth as you sleep.
Stress's effect on your immune system is a further dental health issue. When you're under stress, your body doesn't fight the harmful germs that can cause periodontal disease.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
You need to clean your teeth twice a day your entire life. To maintain the health of your gums, you should practice great dental hygiene. This is because brushing and flossing get rid of the germs in your mouth that can accumulate and lead to gum disease.
Use appropriate technique when brushing your teeth twice daily, and floss daily. Also, resist the urge to skip flossing. Flossing is particularly crucial for gum health since it removes bacteria and debris and stimulates your gums. Call our office to ask more about ways to prevent periodontal diseases.
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