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To keep your mouth from forming gum disease, you should brush two times daily and floss once per day. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is our top priority at Jason M. Peterson, DDS, so we’ve amassed this post on how you can steer clear of periodontal disease.

Gum disease is a dental disease caused by uncontrolled bacteria onset on teeth and gums. An early symptom of periodontal disease is red, bloody and/or swollen gums, but left untreated, periodontal disease can evolve to a more severe form that causes tooth and bone loss. Practicing good oral hygiene is the greatest way to treat milder forms of gum disease, but severe forms of gum disease require professional processing.

To avert the growth of gum disease, there are multiple things you can do. Brushing your pearly whites twice daily and flossing your teeth at least one time per day top our list, and you can also consider using an oral cavity wash to support you as you extricate the plaque on and between your pearly whites and gums. As always, it’s also important to visit our office at least once every six months for cleaning; hardened plaque (defined as tartar) will need to be removed by professional hygienists. And don’t smoke or chew tobacco if you want to prevent gum disease.

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