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If you want a healthy and strong smile and oral health, then you need to keep major dental issues at bay. One of the dental issues to avoid is periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease. This disease is very dangerous because it can severely harm your gums and even result in loose and lost teeth. So it’s best to prevent this issue altogether. To help you fight it, Dr. Aaron Ercole has some helpful tips for you!

First, brush your teeth every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. Brushing can help you wash away the white film (plaque) on the front surfaces of your chompers. Plaque is a destructive particle that promotes gum disease. So make sure to clean your smile with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste twice each day to keep your teeth free from plaque.

Second, floss your pearly whites daily. Flossing can help you confiscate the plaque that lives in the hard-to-reach spaces of your mouth your brush couldn’t reach. If you don’t remove it regularly, it can quickly harm your gums and encourage the creation of periodontal disease. So make sure you use an American Dental Association-approved flossing product and clean your smile at least once a day.

Third, attend your dental cleaning and exam appointments every six months. These appointments are critical for your oral health because the treatment provided is the only method that can completely remove the white film from your teeth and gums. It’s best to receive a professional cleaning and exam twice a year.

To find out more about how to prevent gum disease in North Providence, Rhode Island, please call Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, L.L.C. at 401-353-1515. Our dental team will be more than happy to talk with you and tell you all about how to keep your smile healthy and strong!