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Gum disease, which is also known as periodontal disease, is a serious, dangerous and destructive dental problem. In fact, it’s one of the worst dental issues that exists. It develops when plaque builds up on the teeth and then below the the gums. It can harms your entire smile by creating receding gums as well as loose and lost teeth, and other health problems. It’s best to prevent this disease altogether. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Michael King, has some tips.

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash daily can all help remove the bacteria and plaque from your teeth and gumline. The plaque needs to be removed daily. So, make sure you include brushing, flossing and rinsing in your oral hygiene routine each day.

-Attend your checkups: Your checkups help the most when it comes to preventing gum disease. This is because the cleaning treatments remove the plaque and tartar from your smile and gumline. Your oral hygiene routine cannot do this once the plaque has hardened. So, make sure to attend your checkups every six months.

For more information and details about how to prevent gum disease in Burke, Virginia, please contact Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke today at 703-801-6166. Our dental team will be thrilled to give you the answers and help you need to maintain a top-notch oral health and smile!