Tips to Prevent Gum Diseases


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There are import tips you can use without the aid of a dentist to treat and prevent the progression gum diseases. Symptoms of these diseases include swollen, bleeding gums, bad breath and loose permanent teeth.

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Tips to Prevent Gum Diseases

  1. 1. • Gum disease is an oral condition caused by bacteria and plaque growth on the teeth and gums which causes inflammation and other more serious symptoms such as bleeding gums and pain. • It has been discovered that plaque and gum disease can also influence conditions like heart disease and stroke - certainly conditions we do not want to encourage by a lack of attention to good oral hygiene. • It is important to stick to a healthy life. According to Dr. Amison, there is a direct link between your oral health and your overall health. Eating healthy foods and living an active life style will help your immune system to naturally kill the bacteria in your mouth.
  2. 2. Brushing your teeth regularly • It is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day. – It can help reduce your risk of gum disease and bacteria build up. – It can remove bacteria, plaque and food from the surface of your teeth and around the gums. • Gum disease occurs mainly because of improper brushing of the teeth. This leads to a build up of a film of bacteria that releases toxins. • You can simply prevent gum diseases by: • brushing and flossing regularly • having regular dental visits for exams and cleaning • eating a balanced diet and quit smoking
  3. 3. • How to Brush your teeth – Brush your teeth well and don’ be in a hurry. Remember that your aim is to remove the soft sticky plaque deposit from every surface of every tooth. – Choose tooth paste which contains fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. – Use a soft toothbrush with a small brush head which can get in hard and reach every spot. – Avoid scrubbing during brushing because this may cause damage to both gum and tooth tissue. It is better to move the brush backwards and forwards or short a circular motion. Use a specific direction while brushing and stick to it always. You should always start in the same place and always finish in the same place. Therefore whatever direction your use, stick to it and take time.
  4. 4. • Use a right brush – The truth is, brushing teeth is a wider concept that you can understand. – In most cases, people brush their teeth ineffectively. – Brushing teeth is a wider concept. Most importantly, you must use a proper equipment and the best methods of brushing to effectively prevent gum diseases. – Electric toothbrush can be an effective solution as it is equipped with medically recommended functionality.
  5. 5. • Flossing is the only way you can remove plaque deposits from in between your teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. • There are many flossers in the available market and you must choose the one that works the best for you is a matter of personal preference. • Not only can flossing prevent gum disease, but studies also show it can help prevent heart disease. Flossing your teeth regularly
  6. 6. Regular dental checkups are so important because the dentists can spot trouble and catch signs of gum diseases early. You can maintain good dental health, prevent issues before they start, and catch minor issues before they become major ones. Note that certain medications such as diabetes can increase the risk of getting gum diseases and by regular dental checkups, you can become informed about non-dental risk factors. Prevention is the best strategy for avoiding gum disease Having regular dental visits for exams & cleaning
  7. 7. Eating a balanced diet • Eating a balanced diet including whole grains, vegetables, fruits, food that is low in fat and saturated fat and low in sodium is important for health teeth for children whose teeth are still developing. It is also essential for adults in keeping healthy gums and avoiding tooth decay. • Other foods that are critical for healthy teeth are milk, yogurt, peanuts, cheese, Mozarella. They help in clearing harmful sugars from the mouth and protect against formation of bacteria. • It is important to avoid sugary foods and bedtime snacks. • Include vitamins c and calcium in your diet – they serve as a long term solution of Gingivitis. Vitamin C reduces the discomfort that people feel due to bleeding gums. Including it in daily diet can enhance the teeth capacity to fight against bacteria.
  8. 8. Quit smoking • You need to quit smoking because tobacco reduces the ability of fighting infections and lowers the chances of successful healing. That’s why tobacco users experience more serious gum disease that leads to tooth loss and that doesn't respond as well to treatment. • Keep in mind that Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors associated with the development of gum disease.
  9. 9. Use a anti-microbial mouth rinse • To control the growth of plaque anti-microbial mouth rinse is a good solution. People can use some high quality mouth wash approved by dental associations for effective results. • Bad oral health can affect not only your mouth but all organs of the body, as the infection will spread through your blood stream. • Most people do not take care of their teeth till it is very late because dental work is not covered by health insurance. • If you experience bad breath, take care of your gums by using an anti-mcrobial Mouth rinse right before bedtime to fight morning breath. It kills germs, tones gums & refreshes mouth.
  10. 10. Use fluoride toothpaste • Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral it is often added to drinking water and is commonly found in toothpaste. It prevents decay and keep your teeth strong to stand up to bacteria that cause gum disease. Use an anti-microbial mouthwash • An anti-microbial mouthwash can lead to a better oral health. It is recommended to use the one low in alcohol because alcohol dries out your mouth and can contribute to tooth decay. Chew Gum • Chewing a sugar free gum that contains a natural sweetener derived from plants – Xylitol. This helps in keeping a neutral pH level in the mouth, and it helps in avoiding cavities.
  11. 11. Reduce stress • Stress may make it difficult for your body’s immune system to fight off infection. Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth • Grinding teeth is an involuntary habit that involves excessive clenching, to the point where teeth begin to show signs of damage. Buy a tongue scraper A tongue scraper removes a lot of bacteria from your mouth and makes you feel great. Your tongue can absorb bacteria from eating and drinking and this can lead to bad breath and gum disease. A Tongue scraper exactly scrapes the bacteria off.
  12. 12. conclusion • Gum disease can cause such serious health issues as heart disease, artery blockage and stroke. It is important to master the tips that prevents it. For complete general dentistry, visit Emeryville Dental Care for quality and gentle services with a personal touch. There are professionals who can listen to your questions and concerns. • Gum diseases can be embarrassing and painful but you may follow the tips to prevent gum diseases to avoid expensive trips to the doctors.