What can I do to prevent periodontal disease?
Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily using good techniques is the most important thing you can do to prevent periodontal disease. Additionally, seeing us for regular professional cleanings and examinations as recommended by Dr. Drower will help keep your gums disease free.
For extra preventive power, follow these guidelines:
- If you currently smoke, quit. Smoking considerably increases your risk of developing periodontal disease. If you need assistance with this, please let us know.
- Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables for a well-functioning immune system.
- If you have a chronic health condition like diabetes or cardiovascular disease, follow your doctor's instructions for keeping your condition under control.
- Report any signs of gum disease to us as soon as possible. You may require more frequent cleanings or special products to keep your gums healthy and free from infection.
Early gum disease can be reversible, so be sure to report any changes you notice with your health. At Dr. Sean Drower’s office, we partner with our patients to avoid, diagnose, and cure periodontal disease. By partnering with our patients, we help support your overall wellness and well being.
Call Dr. Sean Drower’s office for a full periodontal evaluation today.