What – apart from regular appointments with your dentist – can you do to minimize the risk of developing gum problems?
The crucial thing for preventing gum disease is to remove dental plaque regularly; Use one of the high-quality Oral-B toothbrushes and Oral-B toothpastes with fluoride and brush your teeth twice a day; Regular brushing of teeth helps not only to avoid tooth decay, but also decreases the risk of developing gum inflammation, which can lead to serious gum problems.
Remember also to change your toothbrush heads every three months, according to dentist recommendations. A worn-out toothbrush is not effective enough at removing bacterial dental plaque. Using dental floss is also recommended because it helps removing dental plaque from places which can’t be reached with a toothbrush
Pay more attention to good hygiene of the whole mouth to prevent gum problems. Use toothpastes with fluoride, which contain antibacterial substances and ingredients preventing the development of tartar (such as many Oral-B toothpastes) and use a high-quality toothbrush. Ask your dentist which of the Oral-B toothbrushes will best meet your needs. High-quality toothbrushes and good teeth brushing technique will help you reduce the amount of dental plaque, aiding in preventing gum disease.