Are you someone who spends a lot of time trying to put out fires before they begin? Perhaps you take a more laid-back approach to life and figure you will deal with issues once they arise. When it comes to taking care of your gum health, we can offer advice for avoiding gingivitis and periodontal disease that will work for all personality types. Do yourself a favor and take a few best practice ideas to heart – they will help you avoid serious complications with your smile.
#1: Don’t Skimp On Brushing and Flossing
Everyone can agree that brushing and flossing on a daily basis is something that is easy to remember and that does not require too much effort. Fortunately, the specifics are quite simple to handle:
- Brush your teeth in the morning and again before bed
- Brush for two-minute sessions
- Floss your smile once daily
#2: Remember Your Preventive Visits
While your home preventive care is essential in helping you avoid gum health problems, it will not provide you with 100 percent protection. This is because you cannot thoroughly remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth (that cause gingivitis) with brushing and flossing alone. We suggest you see us twice a year for preventive visits, so we may remove the remaining buildup and so we can quickly identify gum health changes if they occur.
#3: Visit Us For Laser Dentistry
Did we recently diagnose you with serious gum health problems? The good news is that you can always refresh your daily and annual preventive habits. For now, however, we suggest you schedule a visit for laser dentistry. This advanced gum treatment will remove inflammation and infection, while allowing your gum tissue to heal quickly.