Periodontal Disease

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease

So, you now know that periodontal disease is more than just a problem for your oral health; it can cause problems throughout your body and even compromise your general immunity. From heart disease to diabetes to stroke, it is associated with many health problems you are better off avoiding.

Which brings up the question, how can you prevent periodontal disease?

The biggest way you can defend yourself again periodontal disease is to take good care of your teeth and gums. You need to make sure you are brushing at least twice a day and brushing correctly. It may sounds silly, but many people do not brush their teeth the right. Brushing should take several minutes to complete and it is important that you brush all sides of your teeth as well as along the gum line. Flossing twice a day is also important when it comes to removing plaque and protecting the gum line from inflammation and infection.

Also vital are your twice yearly visits to the dentist. At these visits, your dentist will be able to catch any early signs of periodontal disease and help you figure out how to treat them before the disease progresses.