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Periodontal (Gum) Disease (cont.)

Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment

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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.
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