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Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue. In fact, it can destroy your smile and severely alter your oral health if you let it. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent gum disease. The most commonly known ways are to brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse daily and visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental checkup. There are also uncommon little tricks you can use to prevent gum disease. Those are:

-Stop smoking: Smoking and other forms of tobacco use are major causes of gum disease. So, make sure to stop the habit immediately. Stopping the habit can also help you avoid tooth decay, oral cancer, lung cancer and other serious health problems that can even threaten your life.

-Chew sugar-free gum: Chewing sugar-free gum can help you prevent gum disease because it can help you produce saliva. When you produce saliva, you wash the plaque-causing bacteria from your smile. So, if you can chew sugar-free gum after every meal, do it.

-Watch what you eat: There are many foods that can help you have healthy teeth and gums, like fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Do your best to consume them as much as possible. Also, if you avoid sugary foods and beverages, it can help you reduce your chances of building plaque on your smile.

To learn more about how to prevent gum disease in New York, New York, please reach out to D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C. today at 212-759-7763. Our periodontal team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. Dr. Daria Royzman and Dr. Daniel Royzman look forward to helping you with your periodontal needs!