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9 Tips For Preventing Gum Recession

Published on August 15, 2022

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Unfortunately, periodontitis (advanced gum disease) is very common. But completely preventable.

Here are some simple ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

If you keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will only need to visit the dentist for cleanings and checkups. Not major treatment.

1. Brush for two to three minutes, at least twice a day, with fluoridated toothpaste. Be sure to brush along the gumline. Clean away the particles of food Don’t brush too hard, but be thorough. Scrubbing your gums aggressively can be painful and is a BIG don’t.

2. Floss daily to remove plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach. Don’t like to floss? Try a floss holder, which makes it much easier to insert the floss between teeth. But get over your aversion to flossing, unless you want decay or periodontitis (advanced gum disease).

3. Although not a substitute for brushing and flossing, using a mouth rinse can prevent plaque accumulation and keep your enamel strong. Remember that fluoride mouth rinses are not the same as mouthwashes. Mouthwashes have alcohol and are designed to freshen breath. (But they can exacerbate dry mouth which can cause other problems.)

4. Eat a healthy diet. Starchy and sugary foods increase plaque. A wholesome diet provides the nutrients necessary (Vitamins A and C, in particular) to keep teeth and gums healthy.

5. Skip cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, which may result in periodontitis (advanced gum disease) or oral cancer. While you’re at it, avoid E-cigs and vapors.

6. Be aware that certain medications can also threaten dental health. These include oral contraceptives, antidepressants and heart medicines. If your medications are affecting your dental health, communicate with Dr. Kernagis.

7. Exercise preventive care and schedule regular examinations — the best way to detect early signs of gum disease and make a plan to reverse it.

8. Talk to your dentist about dental issues such as old, broken fillings, or crowded teeth.

9. If you grind your teeth, talk to Dr. Kernagis about ways to safeguard your teeth.

Listed above are eight steadfast ways to ensure your teeth don’t decay, or worse, fall out completely. It’s essential to brush your teeth in the morning and at night. Bonus points for brushing and/or rinsing after lunch. Thorough, daily oral hygiene also keeps your breath fresh. Your friends, family, and co-workers will appreciate that.

 

Contact Kernagis Dental Excellence:

Locations; (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Kernagis Dental Excellence
2001 W Busch Blvd Ste C
Tampa, Florida 33612

813-863-9058

Fish Hawk Dental Excellence
5486 Lithia Pinecrest Rd

Lithia, FL 33547
813-571-5555

South Shore Dental Excellence
13145 Kings Lake Dr, Ste 105

Gibsonton, FL 33534
813-374-0270

Lakewood Dental Excellence
5255 Office Park Blvd, Ste 112

Bradenton, FL 34203
941-739-7770

 

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