It’s the start of a new year and you’re likely considering how you can use the opportunity to refresh your oral health and regain your confident and healthy glow as you move forward. Our experts have many years of experience guiding patients in eliminating gum disease and improving their oral health for the long-term, so in this latest post we’ll present several tips for getting rid of gum disease for good!
Undergo Deep Cleaning
While you might not enjoy beginning your year with dental treatment, it’s the ideal way to ensure you start getting on track with your oral health in 2017. By undergoing a deep cleaning with your dentist, you’re able to isolate any oral health challenges you have and remove plaque, tartar and other damaging elements from your teeth and gums. This will help provide the perfect foundation for optimal oral health over the coming months!
Start on a Healthier Diet
The foods you put into your mouth can have a significant impact on your oral health. If you’re not able to control your diet, you will continue to face gum disease problems in the future. Try to avoid products such as high sugar drinks and caffeine, and consume products such as leafy greens, fruits and nuts. Diets low in calcium are associated with gum disease and so you should also look to add cheese and milk to your dietary requirements over 2017, to help improve your oral health.
Find Ways to Remove Stress
Stress can be expressed through your health in numerous ways. It impacts your body over a prolonged period of time and can prevent you from achieving your optimal oral health. We know, for example, that stress in your mind can lead to inflammation of your gums. This then causes bleeding gums which can be a factor behind the spread of gum disease throughout your mouth. Try to mitigate the impact of stress by reducing activities causing you anxiety and finding ways to relax on the weekends when away from the office.
Limit Sharing of Dental Care Items
The sharing of toothbrushes and other oral hygiene instruments is a leading factor behind the spread of gum disease. In keeping your teeth healthy this year, avoid sharing your dental hygiene products and keep all items separated for your individual use. If you have children, make sure they understand the importance of keeping their dental care items in their own separate containers to mitigate the spread of bacteria.
Our experts are available on short notice to answer your oral health questions! To learn more tips for controlling and preventing gum disease, speak with our team now!