Periodontal (Gum) Disease Prevention
There is no great secret to preventing gum disease. The best way to avoid gum disease is a good oral hygiene routine that begins early in life and is practiced consistently. As simple as it sounds, its best to stick to brushing your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed, or better yet after each meal. You should floss at least once a day, and preferably before brushing so that you can clear away all the food particles that have been loosened. You should also visit our Burbank, CA office for a professional cleaning and check-up every six months or so, depending on your oral health.
Diagnose Gum Disease Early
Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum or “periodontal” disease. Because gingivitis can be so mild, patients often don’t register the first symptoms. Often it will be one of us at Toomin & Bieber Aesthetic Comprehensive Dentistry who will notice gum disease first.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a check-up, as these may be signs of gum disease:
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Most of us have been taught to brush our teeth twice daily, but you may be surprised to learn that many people aren’t brushing properly.
During your next routine dental visit, you can always ask one of our friendly staff to give you a demonstration of the best tooth brushing techniques.
Many adults are also not as vigilant about flossing once a day as they know they should be.
Like brushing, you can always ask us to demonstrate proper flossing technique.
Schedule Regular Dentist Appointments
Taking great care of your teeth and preventing gum disease also requires visiting the dentist every six months for a regular checkup and professional cleaning.
Call us at (818) 748-9998 to schedule your next cleaning and general checkup, and be sure to ask us how best to care for your teeth at home.