Gum disease may be a serious oral health issue, but a little planning ahead may all that is needed to prevent it. Primarily, this begins with:
- Using mouthwash multiple times a day
This will remove plaque and tartar which will eventually turn to acid and bacteria that attack soft tissue and bone when not removed frequently. It is also important to refrain from any activities that have been proven to increase one’s likelihood of developing this disease such as using tobacco products.
When any new medications are prescribed by a doctor, patients should inquire as to their side effects including anything that will affect one’s teeth and gums.