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Battling Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is better known to most of us simply as gum disease. This particular disease is caused when there’s too much bacteria built up in the plaque in our mouths; while plaque itself is natural, bacteria can build up between the gums and teeth and cause gums to become inflamed around the tooth. This inflammation is bad both for your gums and for your teeth since the weakened bone structure due to the inflammation can cause your teeth to become loose and fall out.

Periodontal disease can sometimes manifest as a symptom of another disease but more than anything, we can blame our poor dental habits for the disease – which is the good news. Since this disease is caused by bacteria which we can control through the following dental practices, we can prevent it by following these steps.

Brush Daily

If you brush your teeth after your meals, you’re basically cleaning out all the food debris and plaque that the bacteria will grow in. Regular brushing is something that can prevent a lot of oral diseases – you just have to be thorough each time and use a fluoride toothpaste.

Go See a Dentist

If there’s one thing that you can do to guarantee good oral health, then it’s going to your dentist when regularly. Don’t wait for something to go wrong for you to go see your dentist at Smile Doctor Sydney, instead why not go to your scheduled check-ups?

Carry a Mouth Wash

You may not be able to carry your toothbrush wherever you go but you can most certainly keep a small bottle of mouthwash on you and rinse your mouth after every meal. This will reduce plaque, remove food particles and at the same time, it will also leave your breath much fresher.