Bridge Dental Care

What can I do to prevent gum disease?

a dental mirror examines a mouth | dentist chattanoogaComing in for regular cleanings with one of our excellent dental hygienists will help keep your gums in great shape, but what you do at home matters as well. Brush twice daily and floss every evening. Our hygienists will be happy to show you good brushing and flossing technique.

Preventing Gum Disease

Here's some preventive measures you can take to prevent gum disease:

  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco.
  • Eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash. We'll be happy to recommend one.
  • If you have a health condition that can affect your dental health such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, please let us know so that we can take extra steps to help keep your gums healthy.

Give our office a call today if you've got more questions on gum disease prevention. We're more than happy to chat with you about your dental health!