How To Prevent Periodontal Disease

How To Prevent Periodontal Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is among the most common reasons for tooth loss. Further complications can lead to other systemic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Among the most frequent symptoms of periodontal (gum) disease are gum swelling, toothache and discomfort. Fortunately, there are numerous ways on how to prevent periodontal (gum) diseases or reduce your chances of getting gum disease in Edina, Minnesota.


Brushing and flossing on a regular basis can dramatically reduce your risk of developing gum disease. This is because gum disease is brought on by the accumulation of bacteria or plaque in or around the gum area, which causes inflamed and irritated gums. Brushing and flossing on a regular basis helps to eliminate the bacteria that causes gum disease and helps maintain a healthy mouth and gums.

Keep up a balanced diet. Maintaining a balanced diet is good for your general health. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and drink plenty of water daily. This way, you can maintain a strong immune system and ward off any germs that might be hiding and attempting to infect your gums.

Choose a quality toothpaste. A good quality toothpaste should contain fluoride as well as other plaque and bacteria-removing agents for a healthy oral environment.

Eliminate or decrease smoking. Smoking not only has an impact on your dental health but can also impair your overall health. Smoking increases your risks of acquiring gum disease, as it generally results in unhealthy teeth and gums.

Good sleep is important to ensure that your body can fight back any bacteria that may cause gum disease. Getting a good night's sleep and lowering your stress levels can help boost your immune system and general health.


Call our patient line at (612) 800-8002 to make an appointment with Dr. Bashar at our clinic in Edina, Minnesota, so we can guide you on how you can achieve or maintain a healthy mouth and gums and ensure you don't develop gum disease.