5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on May 8 2017, 11:21 AM

5 Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Our teeth and gums, like every other part of our body, require regular attention and maintenance to remain healthy and disease-free. The absence of basic oral hygiene habits can result in a variety of dental issues such as tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, to name a few. 

Periodontal disease is one of the most serious dental problems, affecting the gums and finally leading to tooth loss. In this blog, we will talk about gum disease and how to prevent it. We at Arden Dental Care in Sacramento, CA, provide sophisticated and effective gum disease treatments and procedures.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is a recurring bacterial infection that affects the gums and the teeth's supporting bones. The disorder develops when harmful bacteria in plaque invade the gums, causing inflammation and soft-tissue damage. If not treated promptly, it could progress to an advanced stage, causing jawbone weakening and eventual tooth loss.

Symptoms of gum disease

Puffy gum inflammation

  • Gums that are bright red or purplish
  • Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing teeth
  • Halitosis, often known as extreme bad breath
  • Pus discharge between the teeth and gums
  • Tooth loss or loose teeth
  • Discomfort or even pain while chewing or biting
  • The formation of gaps between the teeth
  • Gums that are receding
  • Alterations in the bite

Ways To Prevent Gum Disease

Eat a Nutritious Diet

Not only will your waistline appreciate a diet high in lean meat, vegetables, and dairy, but so will your teeth! Calcium, phosphorus, minerals, and vitamins do wonders for your teeth enamel, and gum line.

Gargle Using an Antimicrobial Mouthwash

Try to find one that isn't alcohol-based. Your mouth will become dry because of the alcohol. Less alcohol means more saliva, which equals greater oral health.

Consider Using an Electric Toothbrush

Look for an electric toothbrush that has the American Dental Association's (ADA) seal of approval. They're more effective than regular toothbrushes and provide you an extra boost in those difficult-to-reach locations.

Have Braces Placed

Did you know that having straight teeth can help you avoid dental decay and gum disease? Straight teeth provide fewer hiding places for bacteria and plaque to grow, as well as hard-to-reach locations when brushing.

Quit Smoking

You've probably heard this one before, but we thought we'd remind you nonetheless.

For the best dental care and gum disease treatment, contact Arden Dental Care at (916) 481-2001 or visit us at 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825.

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