Gum Diseases and How to Take Care of your Gums

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Gum Diseases and How to Take Care of your Gums Most people do regular brushing and cleaning of their teeth but may be laxity on routine causes dental problems. ​It is ​important to take good care of your ​gums by brushing                         after meals and flossing daily to remove food particles between and around your teeth                             and to prevent the formation of plaque on tooth surfaces. Plaque is a sticky film that                                 coats teeth and it contains bacteria which may harm your teeth.    What is Gum Disease Gum Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. Its typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque. ​Plaque is a soft sticky film that builds up on your ​teeth and contains millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque cause ​tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing ​. In gum disease ​gums become red swollen and ​can bleed easily. Mild form of ​gum disease ​can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing and regular cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. ​In advanced stages periodontal disease can lead to sore bleeding gums painful chewing problems and even tooth loss. The main goal of treatment is to control the infection. The number and types of treatment may vary depending on the extent of the gum disease. Any type of treatment

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requires the patient to keep up good daily care at home. The dentist may also suggest changing certain behaviors such as quit smoking as a way to improve your treatment results. You can prevent most problems with teeth and gums by taking these steps: 1. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. 2. Floss your teeth every day. 3. Visit a dentist regularly for checkup and cleaning. 4. Cut down on sugary foods and drinks. 5. Quit smoking and chewing tobacco.

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