3 Ways to Reduce Your Gum Disease Risks
The good news is there are ways you can reduce your risks of gum disease and heart disease.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
One of the most important things people can do is practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing twice daily, flossing at least once a day, using mouthwash regularly, and visiting your dentist at least twice a year. You should also be aware of early signs of gum disease, such as red or swollen gums, bleeding gums, and bad breath. If you notice any of these happening, it’s time to schedule a dental appointment.
Avoid Tobacco Products
Another way you can reduce your risk of gum disease and heart disease is by avoiding tobacco products. Smoking or using tobacco can increase your risk of health issues, especially heart and gum disease. So, if you’re an avid smoker, quitting is the best way you can reduce your chances of dental, heart, and lung problems in the future.
Manage Existing Health Conditions
It’s also important that you manage any existing health conditions. Your overall health directly affects your oral health and vice versa. So, by managing any of your other health conditions properly can help reduce your risk of developing gum or heart disease. Taking a holistic approach to your health not only makes you healthier but also improves your mood, your life, and your relationships.
Let’s Prevent Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease Together
Your oral health matters to our entire staff. We know the risks involved with not caring about your dental health, which is why we strongly recommend you don’t skip any visits or cleanings. We can also spot the signs of oral cancer. So, whether you’re looking for a general dentist, restorative care, or even emergency dentistry, contact Advanced Indiana today!
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