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3 Ways To Prevent Gum Disease

A healthy mouth is key to promoting a healthier body (activity surrounding what you eat and the way which you maintain your teeth all occur in the mouth). It’s important however to give your gums the proper cleaning and protecting they deserve as well.

Here are some important tips to help prevent the effects of gum disease in your mouth:

“Eat more vitamin C rich foods & maintain an overall healthier diet   
Gum diseases are caused due to various reasons, among which vitamin C deficiency plays a major role. It is said to have healing properties that can help prevent your gums from bleeding, swelling, receding, etc. Consuming foods that are enriched with Vitamin C also help treat existing gum diseases. A balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals helps ward off gum related diseases by increasing your immunity. Also, limit the intake of sugary foods/beverages.

Avoid smoking
By smoking cigarettes and using tobacco products, your chances of inviting gum diseases increases dramatically. These products are also very harmful to your long term health and should be avoided if you want to live a full and healthy life.

Visit the dentist regularly
Visiting your dentist on a regular basis will help you identify any warning signs of gum diseases early. Having your teeth cleaned regularly by a professional can further help prevent dental issues.” (Mark Blake, webdental.com)

You only get one set of gums so make sure to treat them with care. Contact us to learn more about tooth and gum health and to schedule a consultation.

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