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3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Gum Disease

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Did you know that periodontal disease affects more than half of American adults over the age of 30? The bad news is that this disease can result in tooth loss; the good news is that there are measures you can take to protect your oral health.

An Excellent Home Care Routine

Consistent brushing and flossing using proper techniques to remove plaque and bacteria buildup are the steps you can take at home. Adding an antibacterial mouth rinse to your home care routine can also help protect against gum disease.

Be sure to discuss the right products for your needs with your dentist.

Know the Early Warning Signs

Gum disease is tricky to diagnose on your ...

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What Causes Cavities? (Hint: It's Not What You Think!)

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Did you floss your teeth today? Many people don't take flossing as seriously as brushing; however, a new study found that much of the bacteria in our mouths that cause cavities is lurking in between our teeth. This means that it is critical to floss your teeth at least once per day to maintain your oral health.

It's also important to understand how tooth decay occurs so you can prevent it from happening in the first place. Your dentist in Royal Oak, MI explains.

Sugar Causes Cavities - Right?

While we all know that sugar is bad for our teeth, most of us don't understand the process that takes place in our ...

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Gum Disease Signs and Symptoms

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Gum disease is a big problem in this country, and it is the number one reason people lose their teeth. But many people aren’t even aware they have gum disease. Many who do know they have it aren’t receiving treatment for it. The problem with gum disease is that it not only threatens the health of your teeth, but it can also increase your risk of other serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, and some types of cancer.

If you have gum disease, would you recognize the signs and symptoms?

The First Sign of Gum Disease

If you are brushing your teeth and you notice that your gums are bleeding, ...

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