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Do you keep up on oral hygiene and your regular dental visits because you wish to prevent gum disease? If so, good for you! You’re on the right track. Fortunately, there are also things you can do to further prevent the disease. Dr. Benjamin Johnson is happy to tell you more by telling you all about them.

The first thing is to use an electric toothbrush while you clean your chompers. Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes that have been approved by the American Dental Association can effectively remove plaque from the teeth. Plaque is a substance that promotes and creates gum disease. However, if you can’t brush with an electric toothbrush, there is no need to worry. The manual toothbrush can also remove plaque from your teeth, and there are other things you can do to further prevent the disease.

The second thing is to chew gum regularly. Chewing gum is a simple task that helps you produce saliva. This is beneficial because saliva frequently cleans the mouth, which means when you chew gum the saliva can wash the plaque-causing bacteria from your mouth. However, if you choose to chew gum regularly, make sure it’s sugar-free gum.

The third thing is to get braces if you have crooked teeth. This is recommended because crooked teeth create little nooks and crannies that are hard to clean. In those areas, plaque gets trapped. And because they don’t get cleaned properly, the plaque stays in place and promote the disease. So, please consider aligning your smile if it’s misaligned.

To learn more about how to prevent gum disease in Waco, Texas, please remember that our dental team at Acre Wood Dental is always here to help you. All you need to do is dial 254 227-5082 at your earliest convenience and we will be happy to give you the information you’re looking for!