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Do you want a top-notch oral health and smile? If so, it’s best to prevent periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, on a regular basis. If you fail to prevent it, your teeth and gums could be in grave danger. This is because it irritates your gums, makes your gums bleed and swell, and deteriorates your underlying bone, eventually causing loose and lost teeth.

To help you prevent this disease, Dr. Tayo Ogunsola and our dental team encourage you to do the following things:

First, keep up on oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is vital for your oral health, especially because it helps you remove the plaque from your smile each day, which is the substance that promotes and creates gum disease. So, please remember to keep up on oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing your smile once a day, and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash daily.

Second, visit your dentist for your six-month checkup. Dental cleanings are extremely important. In fact, they are important because they include the only treatment that can completely prevent gum disease, which is the treatment that involves removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gumline. This is why the cleanings are strongly encouraged every six months. So, if you keep up with your dental cleanings twice a year, your teeth and gums can remain in pristine condition.

Third, have a healthy diet. Having a healthy diet will not only help your physical body, but it will also help your teeth and gums. If you eat healthy foods on a regular basis, your chompers will remain strong and they will have the ability to combat dental problems, especially gum disease. So, please try your best to eat more fruits and vegetables and stay away from sugary and starchy foods and drinks.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to prevent gum disease in Frisco, Texas, please call Abba Aesthetic Smiles & Orthodontics LLC at 214-436-5400 at your earliest convenience. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!