Gum Disease

No one likes to think about gum disease, but knowing about proper mouth care can prevent it

Keeping gums healthy

Given that gum disease is the largest single cause of tooth loss, maintaining healthy gums is vital for ensuring the perfect smile. The formation of plaque can lead to gum disease. Once your gums start to recede they don’t grow back.

Although most people brush regularly, many don't clean between their teeth or have regular dental check-ups. A few small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in the long run. Your dentist or dental hygienist can remove any build-up on your teeth and treat any gum disease that has already appeared. In between dental visits the routine of brushing, flossing and rinsing twice daily will help maintain your oral health.

How to keep your gums healthy:

Brush your teeth for two minutes in the morning and evening.
Floss daily or use interdental brushes to clean between your teeth.
Change your toothbrush or brush head every three months.
Monitor your eating habits. Consume fewer sugary foods and drinks.
Try to give up smoking.
Have regular dental check-ups.
Use a daily mouthwash.