Health Tip: Prevent Periodontal Disease

Good dental hygiene can help protect your gums

Topics: Dental Problems: Misc

(HealthDay News) -- Periodontal disease occurs when the tissues that protect and stabilize your teeth become infected.

The American Dental Association suggests how to help prevent periodontal disease:

  • Give your teeth a thorough brushing at least twice daily.
  • Floss daily. And if your dentist approves, use a mouth rinse containing fluoride.
  • Eat a nutritious, balanced and healthy diet.
  • Have dental checkups and cleanings at least twice annually.

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.