Good oral hygiene starts at home, though it needs to be supplemented by regular visits to a dentist. Steps to prevent gum diseases are simple to follow as stated below:
- Thorough brushing:
Brush at least twice daily using a soft-bristle toothbrush and an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. This helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and the need for costly cosmetic or restorative dentistry in the future. Replace your brush every two to three months.
- Proper flossing:
Flossing is crucial to the health of your teeth and gums and the prevention of gum disease. When flossing, use an 18-inch strand of floss. Ease the floss between each tooth; then, sweep it up and down several times while curving around the tooth at the gum line. Don’t forget to floss behind your last tooth.
- Regular dental visits:
A visit to dentist every 6 months is advisable to maintain good oral as well as general health.To know more about toothbrushes, toothpastes visit our section “ Daily Dental Care”.