5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease


Brush twice daily, all around your teeth with fluoride toothpaste.
Brush your teeth all around, every side and edge. Use a small brush that can get into the hard to reach places.  For better brushing, you can use an electrical brush.

Brush your tongue also.
Bacteria may be hanging on your tongue. Plaque on the tongue can cause bad breath leading to bacteria. You can brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper. You can also use an antiseptic mouthwash afterwards.

Floss your teeth daily.
Flossing your teeth is more crucial than brushing your teeth. Flossing should be done after every meal to prevent the emerging of bacteria. Make sure you know how to floss your teeth correctly; many people get this wrong. You may ask your dentist to show you how to floss properly.

Visit your dentist every 4-6 months.
It’s important to see your dentist regularly in order to prevent harm and further invasive treatments that are not necessary. When you see your dentist every 4-6 months, you are being monitored and are under a preventative and treatment plan for your overall dental health.

Eat a well balanced diet that is nutritional.
Eat foods such as fruits that are highly loaded in Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps keep gums strong and healthy. High Vitamin C intake also aids in prevention and killing of harmful bacteria in your gums. Vitamin D and calcium are also a good aid in preventing gum disease. Food that have Vitamin D and Calcium such as yogurt and milk, act as a probiotic keeping your teeth bones strong and healthy.