Preventing Gum Disease
A recent study shows, adults over the age of 35 lose more teeth to gum disease than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their lives. The best way to prevent cavities and gum diseases is by daily thorough tooth brushing and flossing techniques and regular professional examinations and dental cleanings. Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop some form of periodontal disease. Once this disease starts, professional intervention is necessary to prevent its progress.
Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:
- Tobacco usage
- Clenching and grinding teeth
- Poor nutrition