3 Effective Strategies For Fighting Gum Disease At Home

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we provide our patients with modern treatments to help control and prevent problems with periodontal disease. The threat oral bacteria pose to your gums, and to your overall health, should not be overlooked. When individuals suffer from an advanced infection, the problem can become difficult to fully manage, and they become vulnerable to the threat of tooth loss. There is even evidence that periodontal disease is capable of negatively impacting your overall health! As important as the right professional treatment can be in protecting you against these issues, you should also take action to defend your gums at home. While routine habits like brushing and flossing are valuable, we can offer extra support with Perio Protect, which will allow you to directly attack bacteria that affect your periodontal health.

1. Make Sure You Brush At Your Gum Line

When you brush, you should take care to thoroughly clean every surface of every tooth. You should also pay attention to your gum line, as bacteria that gather at the base of your teeth can cause infections to occur. To further support better brushing habits, make sure you always use an ADA-approved toothpaste, and replace your brush every three months.

2. Floss On A Daily Basis

Daily flossing efforts protect you against bacteria that can build up between your teeth, and cause infections to occur. When flossing, make sure you move the string vertically, and bring it all the way down to your gum line. Like with brushing, flossing is less effective when you are not making an effort to be as thorough as possible.

3. Fight Periodontal Bacteria With Perio Protect

By brushing and flossing each day, you can effectively fight the bacteria that threaten to cause gum disease. If you start to show signs of gingivitis, a preventive periodontal cleaning at our practice can actually directly target bacteria beneath your gums. These forms of cleaning can have a great effect on your gums, but extra support can be beneficial. By taking home Perio Protect, you can apply antibacterial agents directly to your gum tissues. These sessions eliminate the harmful agents that can cause gum disease, and cause periodontal problems.

Dr. Kania Can Help You Stay Protected Against Gum Disease

At our Encinitas/San Diego, CA periodontal practice, we have experience fighting the harmful effects of gum disease. While we are certainly prepared to protect your periodontal health at our practice, we also offer important guidance on fighting infections at home. We are prepared to give our patients detailed instructions on better brushing and flossing to fight periodontal bacteria. We can also provide Perio Protect for people who want to take an extra step towards fighting infections. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, please contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.