Preventing Gum Disease
- Tobacco usage
- Clenching and grinding teeth
- Poor nutrition
Periodontal Disease & Tobacco
Problems caused by tobacco include:
Quitting tobacco will reduce the chance of developing the above problems.
Diabetes & Oral Health
Steps to prevent periodontal disease include daily brushing and flossing to remove plaque from your teeth and gums, regular dental visits for professional cleaning, and regular periodontal evaluation. Your health professional must also be told of your history and the current status of your condition. And finally, you can help resist periodontal infection by maintaining control of your blood sugar levels.