How to Keep Periodontal Disease at Bay

Posted .

If you want a strong and healthy smile, you need to take good care of your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, there are major dental issues in the world today that can destroy your oral health, like gum disease. This is why it’s best to do all you can to keep this disease at bay. To help you do so, Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick and our dental team have some tips for you!

First, brush your teeth twice each day. Brushing can help you remove plaque from the surfaces of your smile, which is the substance that promotes gum disease. So make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and brush your chompers for two minutes every morning and every night.

Second, floss your smile at least once a day. Flossing can help you remove the plaque that lives between your teeth. It’s vital to remove this plaque because if you don’t, it can quickly begin to irritate your gums. So make sure to use a flossing product of your choice and clean the crevices of your smile regularly.

Third, visit Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. These appointments are extremely important because they include the only treatment that can completely remove the plaque from your teeth. Without your professional dental cleanings, your smile can be vulnerable to gum disease, no matter how well you clean your smile each day.

If you have any questions about our tips or if you would like to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam in Roswell, Georgia, please call DeMercy Dental at 770.641.8010. We look forward to hearing from you!