It is a common conception that worst thing about having a gum disease and bad breath and a possibility of losing their teeth. However, gum disease can extend towards more dangerous problems morethan just bad breath and tooth loss. You will be surprised to learn that people with gum disease are three times more likely to have heart problems and twice as likely to have a stroke compared to people having healthy gums. Furthermore, it is known through many studies that gum disease worsens respiratory problems such as chronic bronchitis. Most recently gum disease is linked to a higher risk for oral cancer.
Timely awareness about gum disease can help you eliminate the perilous ailment from your life. The main reasons for getting gum disease is the failure to regularly practice good oral hygiene and consumption of foods that contain lots of sugar and processed foods. Practicing good oral hygiene includes regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste or cleanse and regularly flossing your teeth. Besides the habit of brushing and flossing, you can make it a habit to regularly use a water irrigator to clean the teeth and gums and stimulate blood flow. It is highly recommended by the experts.
One of the best ways to keep away dental ailments is practicing good diet and nutrition. According to experienced periodontists, diet and nutrition are your best defense towards gum disease. Introducing fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods in your diet can work wonders for your gums and teeth. Since fruits and vegetables promote a healthy alkaline environment in the mouth they help keep your mouth clean. They are also high in fiber which aids in a clean mouth. Moreover, the multi-vitamins derived from this foods help promote better dental health. You get ample amount of Vitamin C, calcium and magnesium from these foods and these are especially important for healthy teeth and gums.
If you are anxious that you are at risk of gum disease than consult your periodontist and get thorough oral examination. In addition to avert the chances of gum disease follow simple procedure that can help you quickly and safely eliminate the disease and restore your gums and teeth to better health: Make it a habit to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a good toothpaste or tooth powder. If possible use a water irrigator with a tip that reaches below the gum line so that you can irrigate the areas between your teeth and gums where bacteria accumulate. Consult Dr Sam Khoury a leading dental implant specialist and periodontist based in Yardley PA.
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