How to Prevent Gum Disease and Infection

Maintaining healthy gums and avoiding infection can be easy if you make oral hygiene a priority every day. By brushing and flossing daily, you can significantly reduce your risk of gum disease and infected gums. Start a proper oral health routine and stick to it. You will benefit from these healthy habits.

  • Brushing twice a day. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. These anti-gingivitis toothpastes gently neutralize the bacteria trapped around the gum line resulting in clinically proven healthier gums.
  • Floss your teeth daily. Be sure to get in between each and every tooth to remove food particles that cause plaque and tartar build-up, and can eventually lead to infected gums. Most importantly, remember to floss gently!
  • Use an anti-gingivitis mouthwash Consider a mouthwash that helps kill bacteria-causing plaque. There are a variety available and some have more than one benefit (like strengthening enamel, preventing cavities, or whitening) for a healthier mouth all around.
  • Visit a dental professional at least twice a year for a professional cleaning This will remove tartar buildup that you can’t take care of at home. Tartar buildup can lead to more plaque buildup on and around the tartar in hard to clean areas which can be bad for your gums.

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