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Top Tips to Prevent Gum Disease

Are your gums red and swollen or do they appear to be receding from the teeth? If so, you may be suffering from gum disease. This condition is caused by diet high in sugar, the regular consumption of acidic drinks and improper cleaning practices.

It is important to address gingivitis before any real (and potentially permanent) damage is done. How can you avoid trips to the dentist while still guaranteeing a healthy smile for years to come?

– Try to cut down on foods and drinks that are high in processed sugar.

– Eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables on a regular basis.

– Speak to your dentist to learn about the proper brushing and flossing techniques.

“The most common gum and mouth problems are periodontal diseases that are bacterial infections that lead to inflammation and eventually destroy the gums and other supporting tissues surrounding the teeth.”

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