Gum Disease Prevention Tips

Close,Up,Shot,Of,Gum,Inflammation.,Cropped,Shot,Of,A Gum disease is all too common, with nearly half of all adults 30 years or older suffering from some form of it. In some cases, gum disease starts out as a relatively minor and easy-to-treat condition. However, if you fail to get the condition under control quickly, it can progress, and the risk of complications and serious health issues can increase. In some cases, you may even suffer tooth loss.

Fortunately, by following the tips below, you can lower your risk and, if needed, find expert gum disease treatment from Dr. Louisa Gallegos.

Brush at Least Twice a Day

You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. While brushing, make sure you brush your gums. Some people forget to brush their gums, which can increase the risk of contracting gum disease. It’s also wise to use a soft toothbrush as a hard brush could cut or irritate your gums, which could actually increase the risks of an infection.

Avoid Sugary Foods

Sugary foods encourage bacteria growth. Not only could this result in issues like cavities, but it can also increase the risks of developing gum disease. By reducing sugar intake, you may greatly improve your oral health across the board.

Rinse Your Mouth Regularly

It’s a great idea to rinse your mouth with mouthwash or plain water. Rinsing after you eat sugary foods can be incredibly effective. When you rinse out your mouth, you can remove sugar and food particles, which can encourage bacteria growth.

Watch for Early Warning Signs

Unfortunately, even if you follow all the above suggestions, you might still suffer from gum disease. If you catch it early, you can often treat it relatively quickly and resolve it before severe damage is done.

One of the most common signs is bleeding gums. If you notice blood in your toothpaste after you spit it out, your gums are likely bleeding, and it could be because of gum disease.

Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Gallegos

Dr. Gallegos is an experienced prosthodontist specializing in restorative and reconstructive dental care. To schedule an appointment at our practice in Denver, CO. Please send us a message to book online or call our office at 303-316-4034.

Louisa Gallegos, DDS, MSD Prosthodontist

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