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Three Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Many people come to us for solutions to prevent or treat gum disease. And rightfully so, as nearly 3 of 4 adults have gum disease and, further, gum disease is the top cause of loss of teeth.

As such, keeping your gums healthy should be high on your wellness priority list! And we can help. Read below for more on this.

Preventative care is essential

Scheduling—and keeping—your biannual dentist appoint goes a long way in warding off gum issues. During your cleaning and exam, your hygienist will take care to clean your teeth and remove debris and plaque near the gumline. When plaque builds, it can start to eat at the tissues of your mouth and lead to gum disease. These bacteria may even start to affect the bones holding your teeth in their place.

Your professional cleaning can remove much more than just brushing at home can. And Dr. Milan can identify any potential dental issues before they become problematic. Just several of many reasons why your dental appointment should be non-negotiable.

The obvious—brush and floss!

Yes, we will say it again. Brushing twice a day and flossing one to two times a day is the backbone to healthy teeth. And even though fatigue and stress can creep in on everyday life, these are two things in your oral health routine that you should not skip.

Not only do brushing and flossing keep your mouth healthy, but they also help keep your whole body in check. After all, your mouth is the gateway to the respiratory and digestive systems. And the less bacteria in your mouth, the better all around.

Healthy gums start at your dentist

Although daily flossing happens at home, seeing your dentist every six months is vital to ensuring your gums and your entire mouth are in top notch health.

Dr. Milan and his highly skilled staff have been treating patients in southeast Michigan for two decades and keenly understand what it takes to achieve maximum dental excellence.

With treatments and procedures that run the gamut and go well beyond an ordinary cleaning, Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is known for forward-thinking care and the height of technology when it comes to teeth and gums alike.

Please call us to learn more. We look forward to helping you!

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