The Tooth Doctor

What can I do to prevent gum disease?

Coming in for regular cleanings 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 team will be happy to show you proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Other steps you can take to prevent gum disease include:

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.