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Prevention & Treatment

How can I prevent Periodontal Diseases?

Daily good oral hygiene can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal diseases.

Brush your teeth twice a day. With proper brushing, you can remove plaque from the inner, outer and chewing surfaces of each tooth. Your dentist or dental hygienist can show you a proper brushing technique.


Using a fluoride-containing toothpaste also will help protect your teeth against cavities.

Carefully clean between your teeth once a day with dental floss or another interdental cleaner to remove plaque from areas your toothbrush can´t reach. It only takes a few minutes each day and is just as important in maintaining oral health as brushing your teeth.


If you need extra help controlling gingivitis and plaque that forms above the gum line, your dentist may recommend using an ADA accepted antimicrobial mouth rinse or other oral hygiene aids as an effective addition to your daily oral hygiene routine.


Click here for the American Academy of Periodontology