September is National Gum Care Month, and it is a great time
to brush up on the habits that can keep your mouth healthy and clean. Make each
of the following activities part of your daily oral care routine to protect
yourself from the ravages of gum disease
twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Sticky plaque builds up on the
teeth continually, and if left there it quickly develops into tartar, a hard
substance that can only be removed by a professional. Both plaque and tartar
contribute to gum disease.
Regularly, in this instance, should be interpreted as “every
day”. Brushing removes plaque from your teeth, but only floss can clean below
mouthwash to remove small particles and reduce plaque.
Mouthwash is no
substitute for brushing and flossing, but when used alongside other healthy
habits it can freshen breath, eliminate bacteria and keep teeth strong.
A water irrigator, also known as an oral irrigator or a dental
water jet, is a device that shoots a stream of water between the teeth to
remove plaque and bacteria. Add it to your morning routine for a really fresh,
A healthy, balanced
diet that is rich in vitamins and nutrients and low in sugar can boost the
immune system and help your body fight off harmful bacteria, inflammation and
infection. If you want to keep your teeth white, don’t forget to eat your
friends with your dentist.
See your dentist every six months for a good
cleaning. He or she can also assess the health of your teeth and gums and refer
you to a periodontist if you are experiencing any problems. Early treatment of gum disease is important. Left
unchecked, it can destroy teeth, gums, bones and connective tissue, and
contribute a variety of health problems.
If you are concerned about the health of your teeth and
gums, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jean-Claude Kharmouche today by calling
(703) 951-6756. Dr. Kharmouche is an experienced, board certified periodontist in Gainesville, VA
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