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3 Gum Disease Prevention Tips


Posted on 2/7/2022 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
3 Gum Disease Prevention TipsIt is paramount that you understand how to prevent gum disease. Every time you get to a dentist, ask them any questions or concerns you may have regarding your oral health. Getting educated about good oral care is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile. Regular appointments are important because they allow a dentist to check your mouth and identify any issues you may not be aware of. Here are three tips that can help prevent gum disease.

Use Fluoridated Toothpaste


Fluoride toothpaste helps support healthy gums. Ensure you use fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association. Although there are many options available, make sure that the toothpaste freshens your breath and whitens your teeth. Additionally, you want to use a therapeutic mouthwash to reduce your chances of having gingivitis and remove food debris present in the mouth that you may miss when brushing.

Quit Smoking


Smoking encourages the development of gum disease. Quitting smoking not only promotes your oral health but also your general health. Smoking also tends to weaken your immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight off infections like gum disease. It also makes it difficult to heal from dental surgery procedures.

See a Dentist Regularly


One of the important things you should do to ensure proper oral care and dental health is to visit a dentist. During regular visits, our dentist cleans your mouth and examines you for other oral issues like oral cancer. Undergoing professional dental cleaning does away with built-up tartar and prevents cavities. You should get to a dentist every six months, or as recommended by a dentist depending on your health. Sometimes, you may have to make visits more often, especially if you are susceptible to gum disease.

Do you have oral issues like gum disease or decay? Make an appointment with our dental team. We are happy to keep your smile healthy and prevent gum disease, which often leads to tooth loss.

Randolph Center for Dental Excellence
Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman



(336) 444-2772

134 Davis Street
Asheboro, NC 27203-5469


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