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September: All About Gum Health

By Lindgren Dental Care In Oral Health September 14, 2018

Did you know that bacteria accumulates under your gumline which can lead to the start of gum disease? Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease. If the gum disease worsens, it turns into periodontitis. Left untreated, periodontitis can affect the gums, bones, and tissues surrounding your teeth. If periodontitis becomes advanced, the fibers and bone supporting your teeth are destroyed. This can impact your bite and teeth may need to be removed. The good news is that gum disease is preventable. Here are a few ways to keep your gums healthy:

  •  Floss Daily
  • Get regular dental cleanings
  • Quit smoking
  • Brush twice a day
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Use a therapeutic mouthwash

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