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Gum Disease

Gum Disease: What is it, symptoms, prevention and treatment | National Dental Centre Singapore

Gum Disease - How to prevent?

Plaque forms within hours after it has been removed from your teeth. Effective removal of plaque can help to prevent gum disease. These are some preventive steps:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice daily. Brushing after every meal is also helpful.
  • Brush half an hour after a meal. If you have consumed acidic food or drinks, this helps to reduce tooth sensitivity.
  • Floss everyday.
  • Use an interdental brush on teeth with a larger gap.
  • Visit the dentist routinely, twice a year for a check-up and professional cleaning.
  • Do not use tobacco products.

Remember, your gums and the underlying bone support all your teeth in place and a beautiful smile starts with healthy gums!

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Gum Disease - Preparing for surgery

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