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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?...

Nutrition and Oral Health

Having a well-balanced, nutritious diet is not only important for your overall health, but also essential to your oral health. What you consume has a major impact on your teeth. Your mouth is the first sign of contact with the foods you consume. So if your nutrition is poor, the first signs will reflect on your gums and teeth. Stick to a well balanced meal that contains more fruits and vegetables, dairy products (low fat or fat free), grains (oatmeal, whole wheat bread, & brown rice) and protein such as (lean beef, skinless poultry, & fish). Try and keep the sugary treats and drinks to a minimum. Also try and avoid any acidic drink and food. The acid can cause major damage to the enamel of your teeth and can lead to a lot of sensitivity and may also cause tooth erosion. So, do your best in trying to preserve the health of your teeth and remember to floss after every meal and brush twice a day. This will help keep your oral health at it best. – Blog post by Adriana Lopez...