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If you know anything about dental issues, you know that gum disease is one of the most serious and dangerous dental issues in the world today. This is why it’s important to take care of your smile and do all you can to keep gum disease at bay. To help you do so, Dr. Philip Cooper and our dental team have some helpful tips for you!

First, brush your teeth every morning and every night. Doing so can help you remove plaque (the white film) from the surfaces of your smile. Plaque is the substance that can begin the process of creating gum disease. So make sure to use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your pearly whites for two minutes twice each day.

Second, floss your teeth daily. Flossing can help you eliminate the plaque that resides in the cracks between your teeth. It’s vital to eradicate this harmful substance because it can quickly begin to irritate your gums if you don’t. So make sure to clean the crevices of your smile regularly. You can do so with a flossing product of your choice.

Third, visit Savannah Dental Associates every six months for a professional dental cleaning. The cleanings are imperative because they provide the only treatment that can fully remove the plaque from your smile. Without your six-month checkups, your smile can be vulnerable to periodontal (gum) disease, no matter how well you take care of your smile.

To learn more about how to prevent gum disease in Garden City, Georgia, please call Savannah Dental Associates at 912-234-5003 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!