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How to Prevent Gum Disease
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

As more and more research is done on gum diseases, the apparent need for prevention is rising even more. Gum disease is a situation when your gum tissues and as a consequence, the surrounding bones start to get infected. One type of gum disease that only affects the gums is Gingivitis. The second type of gum disease that affects the gums as well as the surrounding bones that support your teeth, called Periodontitis.

Gum disease is a major threat and is linked to several other serious conditions such as heart diseases or stroke. Many people do not find out about their gum diseases until it is too late. Therefore, you need to take extra precautions.

To help you better, we have listed down six tips that help you prevent the gum diseases.

1. Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Although this is an obvious one, good care for oral hygiene is important for healthier gums. When it comes to gum diseases, brushing your teeth only is not enough. You can add flossing to your routine for oral hygiene to prevent the plaque from building up and damaging your gums.

Using an antimicrobial (low in alcohol) mouthwash is another way to maintain your oral health.

2. Increase Your Vitamin C Intake

One of the leading reasons for the gum diseases is the deficiency of vitamin C. Adding more vitamin C in your diet will not only help preventing the gum diseases from happening but also treat and cure them. The healing properties of Vitamin C can stop your gums from bleeding, swelling and can stabilize loosened teeth.

3. Eat a Healthy Diet

Maintaining a Healthy diet is something that helps the most in preventing the gum disease. Try to avoid foods and drinks containing sugar as they lead tooth decay and damage your gums. Eating a balanced diet and keeping a check on the nutrients such as vitamins and minerals helps boost the immunity and helps prevent many other diseases, which include gum disease as well.

4. Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is very important for preventing the gum diseases, in addition to promoting the overall health. Drinking a lot of water produces more saliva which fights off the bacteria in the mouth that cause infections.

5. Stop Smoking

While smoking cigarettes is known to cause various health issues, it also contributes to gum diseases as well. Tobacco is extremely harmful to the gum tissues and therefore should be avoided.

6. See Your Dentist Regularly

There can’t just be enough stress on seeing your dentist regularly. Getting your teeth cleaned professionally is a good preventive measure to take in order to prevent the gum diseases. Moreover, it is also important to keep visiting your dentist regularly so that they can keep an eye on the warning signs for a gum disease that is likely to occur.

Gum disease is not only bad for your oral health but also affect your overall health. It is important that you keep following the recommendations above to reduce the risk of developing a gum disease.

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