Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Three Major Steps To Avoiding Gum Disease

by Charlotte Beck

An alarming study indicates that nearly half of American adults have some form of gum disease. That accounts for approximately 65 million adults over the age of 30. Because of this, you need to recognize the risk and do what you can to avoid becoming among those statistics. If you want to be sure that you are keeping your gums intact and fighting off periodontal disease, you should follow some of the tips laid out below. This will help you out so that you are making the absolute most out of your dentistry and overall oral health. 

Brush Your Teeth Properly

Believe it or not, many people brush their teeth the wrong way. It's easy to do, since the main times you brush your teeth are either in the morning when you are in a rush to go to work or at night when you are dead tired and wanting to go to bed. The main thing to remember is not to rush so that you are able to get all of the plaque deposits that have developed. Use a fluoride toothpaste so that you are able to fight against tartar, which is a major cause for gum disease. Always brush in a back and forth motion, or use short circles while holding your brush at a 45° angle.

Understand The Things That Put You At Risk

Knowing your risks will help you also avoid the development of gum disease. Keeping your health intact will go a long way, because health conditions like diabetes largely contribute to the development of gum disease. Further, unhealthy habits such as smoking cigarettes or using dip or other tobacco products will wreak havoc on your gums. You also need to be aware of the risks associated with taking certain medicines – such as steroidal prescriptions, oral birth control and calcium blockers. Understanding these risks will allow you to take an overall inventory of your health and avoid the development of gum disease.

Watch Your Diet

One of the major things you can do to fight gum disease is pay attention to the foods that you eat. Poultry is excellent for fighting against gum disease. The reason for this is that they are highly dense in phosphorus and calcium, which is excellent for your tooth enamel and gum health. Eating plenty of vegetables will also help you with your overall gum health. If you are having trouble getting your recommended doses of vegetables, try blending a few smoothies every day. Further, drinking plenty of water is excellent not only in keeping you hydrated to revitalize your gum tissue, but to also wash away left behind plaque and tartar that you might have missed throughout the day.

Pay close attention to detail with following these tips. For further assistance in avoiding gum disease, reach out to a primary care dentist, such as those at Arbor Dental Care Ltd, who can assist you further.


About Me

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

As a homeschool parent and independent contractor, I don't always have time to practice good dental care. I often find myself in a rush just to meet my daily tasks and goals. My lack of good dental care eventually caught up with me. After experiencing severe pain in my back tooth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist found a large hole in the center of the tooth. Root canal treatment couldn't save the tooth, so my dentist extracted it. I learned a very painful and valuable lesson that day. No matter how hectic my life is, I should still make time to brush and floss my teeth properly. I'm here to help you and other people avoid painful dental problems with my blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth clean and how to spot dental problems before they get out of control. Good luck.