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Redlands dentist explains how to maintain periodontal health

Establishing and maintaining a good oral health care routine at home is one of the easiest and most important ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing helps remove plaque from the mouth and can prevent disease and decay. At Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry, Dr. Vines and his team believe strongly in educating our patients about the importance of preserving their periodontal health. We help our patents by outlining steps they can follow at home to minimize the risk of gum disease or cavities.

The first step to keeping your mouth healthy is brushing at least twice each day, preferably after every meal. By cleaning the teeth after eating, you can remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria, which can prevent decay. Flossing at least once each day is also important to clean in between the teeth and around them where they meet the gum line. If you are unsure about what toothbrushes, toothpastes, or flosses to use, feel free to ask us. We are always happy to recommend products and instruct our patients on proper techniques to help them with at-home care. Regular dental care is another important step for your periodontal health. By staying current on your twice-yearly visits, our team is able to provide preventative care and detect any potential problems early, while they are still easily treatable. Regular dental check-ups typically involve an examination, along with x-rays, and a professional cleaning.

Proper nutrition is another component of periodontal health. Diets high in sugar can be bad for the teeth, gums, and overall health. A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains, along with reducing sugar intake can help maintain your wellbeing.

At Pure Gold Professionals in Dentistry, we are your partner in your periodontal health. Our team is committed to providing quality preventative care along with education to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful for your lifetime. When left undiscovered and untreated, gum disease and decay can eventually lead to tooth loss. If you live in the Redlands area and you would like to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, call us today.

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