How Can I Prevent Periodontal Disease?
In the following video, Brent Bradford, DDS, explains the best practices in and out of our office to avoid gum disease and maintain your dental health.
Preventing periodontal diseases is largely within your control, and one of the most effective strategies is to maintain regular dental check-ups. Visiting your dentist and hygienist every six months is crucial.
These visits allow for professional teeth cleaning, ensuring that harmful bacteria are effectively managed. In addition to these visits, daily oral hygiene is key. Brushing your teeth two to three times a day and flossing are fundamental habits.
If flossing isn’t your preference, we suggest using an oral irrigator, such as a Waterpik, which can be an effective alternative. It’s also important to be mindful of the effects of acid on your teeth, which can come from the foods we eat. After consuming acidic foods, it’s beneficial to drink water to help rinse away the acid and prevent damage to your teeth.
We strongly encourage you to keep up with your biannual hygiene appointments to detect and prevent any dental issues from developing. Please visit our office regularly to ensure your teeth remain in good health.