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Five Tips To Prevent Gum Disease

Posted on May 17th, 2023

Houston dentist, Dr. Meghna Dassani at Dassani Dentistry shares 5 top tips for preventing gum disease. Read on for helpful advice on how to maintain healthy gums.Healthy gums are the foundation of a beautiful smile, and it’s very important to take all necessary steps to prevent gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones that support your teeth. Without proper treatment, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health complications. However, gum disease is preventable. At Dassani Dentistry in Houston, TX, we understand the importance of preventing gum disease in order to maintain optimal oral health.

Here are five tips for keeping your gums healthy:

  • Brush and floss regularly – Proper oral hygiene practices like brushing twice a day and flossing daily are essential for removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums, keeping your gums healthy.
  • Use mouthwash – Using alcohol-free mouthwash can help kill bacteria in your mouth and freshen your breath, ultimately strengthening your teeth and preventing gum disease.
  • Eat a balanced diet – A balanced, nutrient-rich diet can help keep your gums healthy. Focus on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to provide your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to support gum health.
  • Avoid tobacco products – Quitting smoking and using other tobacco products can help to protect your gum health.
  • Visit your dentist regularly – Regular dental checkups and cleanings help prevent plaque buildup which causes gum disease or help catch gum disease in its early stages when it is easier to treat.

Contact Dassani Dentistry in Houston, Texas today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dassani and learn more about how to prevent gum disease. Together, we can help keep your gums healthy and your smile bright.

Disclaimer: The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Dr. Meghna Dassani, DMD

About Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!

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