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Prevent Gum Disease

Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease is a painful and debilitating disease of the gums that can affect your everyday life. Your ability to eat, chew, smile, and even brush your teeth can be seriously dampened if you don’t seek treatment or prevention. At Dental Care of Chino Hills, we support healthy teeth and gums for life. If you are worried about the state of your gums, check out these top 5 steps to preventing gum disease. Even if you display some of the symptoms, it’s never too early to put a stop to them before they develop into something more. 1. Schedule Regular Cleanings If you are falling behind in scheduling your regular checkups with Dental Care of Chino Hills, we can see you at any time. It’s important to schedule regular cleanings for a variety of different reasons. But one of the most important reasons is because you can get a buildup of tartar and plaque off your teeth using our professional methods. This tartar and plaque are what lead to the development of gum disease through bacterial infections which can break down the gums. 2. Use More Fluoride Does your current toothpaste have fluoride in it? If not, you might want to consider switching. Fluoride toothpaste is the only toothpaste that has the ADA seal of approval. This is because this chemical can really work to reduce the symptoms of gingivitis. This toothpaste also often helps to freshen up your breath and keep your teeth pearly white, as an added bonus! 3. Stop Your Bad Habits Did you know that smoking is one of the most common contributors to gum disease?...

Water: The best drink for your oral health

There are many benefits from drinking water other than improving your physical health. Water just may be the best beverage for your teeth. Just like saliva, water helps wash away sugars and acids from your teeth. It also contains fluoride, a mineral that protects against tooth erosion and is found in toothpaste and some mouthwashes. Fluoride occurs naturally in water (including some bottled spring water) and can be found in most tap water in the United States. The benefits from having fluoride in your water is that it battles against dental cavities, it strengthens tooth enamel and remineralizes teeth damaged by acid. Thus promoting a stronger, healthier teeth and less cavities. Unfortunately, the majority of bottled water contains little to no fluoride. In fact, fluoride may even be removed from water during the filtration process. Bottling companies and home filtration systems remove sediments and impurities from the water as well. So if you prefer bottled or filtered water there is a simple solution, you can always buy fluoride drops or tablets that infuse your water with the right amount of fluoride. So just remember the next time you reach for that soft drink, your teeth would be much more grateful if you opted for some water. Prevents Staining Some foods and drinks are capable of staining your teeth. Foods like berries, candy, deep-colored sauces and drinks such as coffee can stain your teeth. If you allow these foods or drinks to remain in your teeth for long, they are capable of staining your teeth. Swishing water in your mouth several times will be helpful in flushing away the staining elements of these foods or...