75% of Americans who are 36 years of age or older have gum disease. Clearly, this is a problem that’s difficult to avoid, but it’s nonetheless important to do so, since gum disease can have a major impact far beyond your mouth, going so far as to impact your body’s ability to fight off diseases.

Below, you’ll learn about three of the important things you need to keep in mind when coming up with a plan of action for preventing gum disease: flossing, regular dental visits, and nutrition. We hope this helps you as you work to keep your mouth healthy.

Floss

This probably won’t surprise you, but you need to floss your teeth and brush them regularly in order to prevent gum disease. It’s important to floss at least once a day, since the plaque that flossing removes can harden in as little as 24 hours. This plaque is what causes gum disease.

It makes sense that in-home dental care is so important: while a dentist may be able to give you a deeper cleaning, your teeth need the regular, daily care that you can provide them at home.

Regular Dentist Visits

Along with making sure that your in-home dental care is good, you also need to regularly visit a dentist. Along with helping to remove any plaque that you may have missed during your regular flossings, they’ll also be able to inspect your mouth for any problems. The earlier these problems are noticed, the more manageable they are to take care of.

Nutrition

Your body needs certain nutrients in order to build tissue and protect itself. Not having enough folate, for instance, could lead to gum health issues. This effect is reciprocal, actually: while nutrition is important for the health of your mouth, a person with a healthy mouth is actually more likely to eat nutritiously.

Looking to Prevent Gum Disease?

Pharmaden is here to help. We offer a suite of vitamins and nutritional supplements that were created with the intent of helping to prevent gum disease. As with any traditional supplement, you should speak with a medical professional before choosing to start taking one of Pharmaden’s products.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 800-910-5523, email us at info@pharmaden.net, or fill out our online contact form. We’re always happy to help people take control of their oral health.