Gum disease is the result of the build-up of bacteria in the mouth and around the teeth. It can do great damage and affect other parts of your body as well. Although most people worry about their teeth deteriorating over time due to gum disease and other factors, those things do not necessarily mean there is no going back for your teeth. ProSmiles can recommend five simple but effective ways in which to improve your oral health. How you can combat gum disease Although maintaining healthy teeth and gums and preventing them from being diseased can be difficult, the methods of doing so are quite simple with the following methods: Changes in dental hygiene Simply brushing your teeth is unfortunately often not enough to ensure lifelong healthy teeth.  All dentists will recommend you brush your teeth twice a day, as well as regular flossing and use of fluoride. Lifestyle change Plaque and gum disease often stems from bad lifestyle choices, from smoking cigarettes to regular consumption of sugary drinks. If these habits are cut down or stopped altogether, and replaced with healthier foods and drinks, your oral health will improve. Scaling and root planning Scaling and root planning are often the first techniques used to treat bacteria and infections building inside the mouth. Surgery A surgical procedure may be needed if the disease remains untreated for a long period of time. Continuous care Having appointments with a ProSmiles dentist every six months for a check-up is a thorough and professional service that will ensure your teeth are receiving the best treatment available. Improve your oral hygiene today If gum disease is affecting your teeth and gums, do not waste time in stopping it from progressing. To help get your oral health back on track, contact ProSmiles today at (03) 94176355 and book yourself an appointment at our Dentist Collingwood or Camberwell clinics.

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