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Dr. Miles Mason and our dental team want you to have a strong oral health and a healthy smile, which is why we encourage you to take good care of your teeth and gums and fight major dental issues as much as possible. Today, we would like to talk about how to keep periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, at bay.

First, brush your teeth on a regular basis. In fact, it’s recommended to brush twice a day. Brushing can help you wash plaque away from your smile. Plaque is the white film that grows on your teeth and promotes gum disease. So make sure you brush your chompers for two minutes every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.

Second, floss your smile daily. Flossing can help you eliminate the plaque that lives in the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth that your toothbrush can’t clean. If you don’t remove this destructive particle regularly, it can quickly irritate and harm your gums and create the disease. So make sure you clean your smile once a day with a flossing produce that has been approved by the American Dental Association.

Third, visit our office twice a year for a professional dental cleaning. The cleaning is extremely important because it provides the only method to completely remove the plaque from the surfaces your chompers. Without these appointments every six months, your smile can be vulnerable to gum disease as well as tooth decay, no matter how well you care for and clean your smile.

For more information, tips, and details about how to prevent gum disease in Conroe, Texas, please call Montgomery County Periodontal Associates. When you dial (936) 756-1669, our dental team will be thrilled to help you!