The Unpredictable Ways to Prevent Periodontal Disease

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Are you interested in preventing gum disease? If so, good for you. Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that should be avoided at all costs. Fortunately, keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist, Dr. Pallavi Rakesh, for a checkup every six months can help you keep gum disease at bay. Little did you know, there are also little things you can do that you might not have thought of to prevent gum disease. Those things are:

-Stop smoking: Smoking and tobacco use is a huge cause of gum disease. It’s very important to stop using tobacco as soon as possible. Not only does tobacco use cause gum disease, but it can also cause oral cancer, tooth decay and other dental issues as well as serious health issues that can threaten your life.

-Chew sugar-free gum: When you chew sugar-free gum, you produce saliva. When you produce saliva, it washes the mouth from bacteria. This can help you prevent gum disease because the saliva can wash the bacteria away before they form plaque. So, make sure to chew gum after each meal.

-Watch what you eat: Smile-healthy foods, like fruits, vegetables and dairy products, can help you have strong and healthy gums. Also, if you avoid sugary products, you can reduce your chances of forming plaque on the teeth and gumline. Plaque is the major culprit of gum disease.

Do you have any questions about how to prevent gum disease in Alpharetta, Georgia? If so, please reach out to our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is contact Ace Dentistry Family Dental & Cosmetic Dentist at 678-562-1555 and we will be more than happy to help you!