Gum (or periodontal) disease can happen to the best of us. It only takes a small amount of plaque on the surface of your teeth to set it off. As with most dental problems, however, the best way to avoid gum disease involves daily brushing and ﬂossing.
Symptoms of Gum Disease:
- Sore gums
- Bleeding gums
- Pain when chewing
- Tooth loss
If you start seeing any of these symptoms, contact your dentist. Treatments for gum disease vary from case to case—from a simple deep cleaning to medication or surgery.
Thankfully, you can prevent gum disease from getting to that point. Brushing and ﬂossing your teeth at least twice a day will remove any pesky plaque from your teeth.
But if you’re looking for even more support, try including a mouthwash like Act or Listerine. Though deﬁnitely not a replacement for brushing and ﬂossing, mouthwashes can reach those hard-to-reach places you sometimes miss with your brush.
In addition to brushing, ﬂossing and mouthwash, regular visits to the dentist help tremendously in gum disease prevention. Dentists have the knowledge and tools integral for keeping your mouth in the best shape possible.
If you have any more questions about how to avoid gum disease, contact our Westerville dentists through our website or call us directly at (614) 882-1135. Westerville Dental Associates standard is to be the very best at providing our patients “optimal care”, while making them “Feel Right at Home”.