A Simple Tip To Prevent Gum Disease

A Simple Tip To Prevent Gum Disease

One of the more troublesome issues in oral health is gum disease. People with gum disease are at risk for losing their teeth and even developing throat cancer. Gum disease is sometimes linked to heart disease. Gum disease can be scary to think about, but it is also one of the most easily prevented diseases for American adults.

The best preventative measure to take against gum disease is to develop a daily flossing routine.

Gum disease is caused by gingivitis. Those who have gingivitis have red and inflamed gums that easily bleed while brushing and flossing. Chronic bad breath is another symptom of gingivitis.

You can prevent gingivitis by fighting hard tartar build up. Flossing regularly between the teeth as well as the gum line removes plaque and food particles – two things which left unchecked cause tartar to develop.

Flossing is more than just running the string between your teeth. The best way to floss is to tie the ends of the floss to both of your middle fingers. While gripping the string with your thumb and forefinger, gently clean by making a U-shape around each tooth and bring the string down to the gum line. Be sure to also floss behind the back teeth.

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2017-03-08T16:40:13+00:00March 8th, 2017|

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1. Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
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3. Avoid close contact (3 feet) with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

Texas Department of State Health Services – www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronoavirus
Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.hmtl


Mark McCall, DDS and Staff