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Gum Disease Prevention

Prevention

Strategies to prevent gingivitis include:

  • Good dental habits:
    • Brushing teeth twice daily. There is some data that rotating oscillating electric toothbrushes are more effective in controlling gingivitis than “normal” brushing by hand.
    • Flossing at least once a day
    • Visiting the dentist's office for a cleaning at least every six months
  • Eating balanced, nutritious meals
  • Not smoking
  • Avoiding alcohol

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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