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Little did you know, tooth decay isn’t exactly the worst dental issue in the world today. While it is extremely dangerous for your smile, periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is one of the most serious and dangerous dental issues.

Because gum disease severely threatens your oral health and smile, our experienced dentists, Dr. Neil Kinra, Dr. Asha Kinra, and Dr. Gary Hess strongly recommend doing everything you can on a regular basis to avoid this dental issue. To help you do so, we encourage you to do the following things:

First, keep up on oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is vital if you want to keep gum disease away from your smile. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are three techniques that will effectively and properly clean your smile each day from the plaque that creates gum disease. So, please remember to brush every morning and every night and floss and rinse daily.

Second, visit your dentist for your six-month checkup. Dental cleanings are extremely important. In fact, they are important because they include the only treatment that can completely prevent gum disease, which is the treatment that involves removing the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gumline. This is why the cleanings are strongly encouraged every six months. So, if you keep up with your dental cleanings twice a year, your teeth and gums can remain in pristine condition.

Third, have a healthy diet. A healthy diet will help your teeth more than you might realize. It will give your teeth the strength they need to combat major dental issues, like gum disease and even tooth decay. So, it’s best to eat more fruits and veggies and avoid consuming sugary and starchy foods and drinks.

For more information and details about how to prevent gum disease in Jackson, Michigan, call Great Lakes Family Dental today at 517.787.0550. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!