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Oral Care Guide For Teens - Oral Diseases - Gum Diseases(Periodontal Disease) - Can I prevent gum disease

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Of course you can. You only need to:

Thoroughly remove dental plaque
 
Photograph showing accumulated plaque along the gum margin and a toothbrush head is placed against the gum margin.
The gum margin of teeth
Clean your teeth thoroughly every day in the morning and before bed at night especially along the gum margin.
Animation showing the use of dental floss to clean the adjacent tooth surfaces of the lower teeth.
Clean the adjacent tooth surface
Toothbrushing alone cannot effectively clean the adjacent surfaces of teeth. Therefore, it is necessary to use the dental flosss or interdental brushs to clean the teeth daily.
Animation showing the use of superfloss to clean the area underneath a fixed bridge.
Clean the area underneath a fixed bridge
People with fixed bridge should also thoroughly clean their teeth, especially clean the areas underneath the fixed bridge with superfloss.
Photograph of a removable orthodontic appliance being immersed in a glass of water.
Immerse the removable orthodontic appliance in a glass of water
People with removable orthodontic appliance must clean it before bed at night. When the orthodontic applicance is not worn, it should be cleaned and immersed into a glass of water.
 

Have a dental check-up at least once a year
 

The dentist will give you oral health instruction and suggestions on toothbrushing and flossing techniques to improve your oral health. Because toothbrushing cannot remove calculus, you can also have a scaling during the same appointment. After calculus removal, it will be much easier to clean the teeth. Initial stage gum disease can also be discovered and treated.

 

To maintain good physical and mental health

Do not try the first puff of cigarette
 

Smokers should quit smoking as soon as possible.

 
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