Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss. The best way to avoid gum disease and tooth loss is to maintain healthy gums. That way, the tissues keeping teeth in place stay strong.
To help maintain healthy gums, you should have a gum maintenance practice:
1. Regular brushing with a PDA approved toothpaste, designed to maintain both healthy gums and teeth.
2. Regular cleaning by using dental floss between the teeth and gumline where dental plaque can build up. This is to keep these areas free from harmful bacteria that can damage gums.
3. Regular use of an antibacterial mouthwash to reduce plaque and help prevent plaque build up.