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Whether you believe it or not, gum disease can destroy your smile. This is why Dr. Ryan Mendro and our team encourage you to do all you can to prevent the disease as much as possible. However, we understand that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure how to do so. So, to help you, we recommend that you do the following things:

Brush your teeth: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Doing so will remove the plaque and bacteria (which are the substances that cause gum disease) from your smile on a regular basis. As you brush, make sure to thoroughly clean the inner, outer, and top surfaces of each tooth.

Floss your smile: Make sure to floss your smile at least once a day. You can use whichever product you prefer, but be gentle as you do so. Flossing can remove the plaque and bacteria that live in the crevices and hard-to-reach areas of your smile. As you floss, make sure to meticulously clean the space between the gums and tooth.

Rinse your mouth: Rinse your mouth once a day with an antibacterial or anti-gingivitis mouthwash. This can also help remove the plaque and bacteria from your smile. Make sure you follow the instructions on the label and you rinse at a beneficial time, like after you’ve brushed and flossed.

Keep up on your six-month checkups: Your six-month checkups are very important in the prevention of gum disease. In fact, they are vital because they involve the only treatment that can completely eliminate plaque and tartar from your smile. So, make sure you keep up on your routine dental cleanings and checkups so you can keep your oral health in tip-top shape.

If you do these things, you’ll be on the right track. For more information about gum disease in Ocoee, Florida, please remember that you can always call Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants and talk to a member of our team. We are here to give you the answers you’re looking for, and we look forward to hearing from you!