Periodontal (Gum) Disease (cont.)
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Self-Care at Home<
Good oral hygiene prevents periodontal disease.
- Brush the teeth at least twice every day. Brushing removes plaque from the inner, outer, and chewing surfaces of each tooth. A dental hygienist can demonstrate the proper technique.
- Get a new toothbrush every 3 months.
- Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
- Floss every day. Flossing removes plaque between the teeth that a toothbrush cannot reach.
- Use a mouthwash that kills bacteria.
- Eat a well-balanced diet; avoid too many sweets.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/9/2012
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