Posted in Gum Disease/ Gingivitis, Prevention

Be Good to Your Gums

If you don’t already floss your teeth, here’s reason to start: Left untreated, gum disease can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even premature birth. 

The best gum protection is brushing your teeth two times a day, flossing at nighttime right before you go to bed, and having a dental checkup and cleaning every 6 months. If you have trouble flossing, ask your dentist about tiny dental brushes, such as pixtures. Also ask him to check your gums for periodontal pockets, one of the early signs of gum disease.



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