Gum disease effects 65 million Americans and it is preventable when following simple daily procedures. Removing plaque through daily brushing and flossing and visiting your dentist twice a year for cleanings are the best ways to minimize your risk of gum disease.
In addition to visiting your dentist for regular checkup and cleaning at least twice a year, it's important to maintain good oral health care at home. Brushing and flossing your teeth properly, as well as using mouth rinse, minimize your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Read more from the Academy of General Dentist below, including how often you should brush your teeth, brushing techniques, flossing and when to replace a tooth brush.