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Gum disease is a serious and dangerous dental issue that needs to be avoided at all costs. In fact, if you’re not careful, gum disease can cause loose and lost teeth. This disease typically forms when plaque is left on your smile for a long period of time. To help you prevent gum disease in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, our dentist, Dr. Robert L. Martinich, has the tips you need. Those tips are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: You need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss your teeth once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. As you do these things, use a soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss that is easier to use, and antibacterial mouthwash. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing can help you remove plaque from the surfaces of and cracks between your teeth as well as along the gumline.

-Visit your dentist: Your regular dental cleaning is vital when preventing gum disease. This is because our tools and techniques will remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gumline. Your oral hygiene routine won’t be able to completely clean your smile, which is why dental cleanings are necessary.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to prevent gum disease, please contact Smile Designer at 303-566-7223 today. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!