From talking to your dentist to improving your daily oral hygiene, there are many ways to prevent gingivitis before it becomes a problem.
Gum disease can be an unpleasant and disruptive experience. If left untreated, the effects of gum disease can get worse – from bleeding or swollen gums due to gingivitis to more serious problems like periodontitis.
The other sections of this website provide more details – along with treatment advice – on the early warning signs of gum disease. If you notice any of these warning signs, you should consult your dentist.
THE HIDDEN EFFECTS OF GUM DISEASE
Approximately 50% of adults worldwide suffer from gum disease. Many people
with symptoms of gum disease suffer not only from physical but also emotional and social effects.
Thus, people who suffer from a possible sign of gum disease, namely bad breath, are often severely inhibited in the social sphere and near other people. Similarly, gum disease can affect mouth feel and appearance, especially in serious cases such as periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss. This can be stressful and lead to a lack of self-confidence.
People who notice blood when they clean their teeth with a toothbrush
or dental floss may be worried about the cause or effect on their gums. Even a simple dinner date with friends can be a problem if you have to worry about unappetizing bleeding of the gums during the meal.
WAYS TO PREVENT GUM DISEASE
Fortunately, there are many methods to stop the journey to gum disease in time. The first step is a conversation with the dentist, who can suggest the right treatment for your gum disease.
You can also take simple steps between dental check-ups to help keep your gums healthy, your teeth strong and your breath fresh, and to reduce the impact of gum disease on your life.
- Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes. Use the parodontax daily fluoride toothpaste. It reduces a cause of gum bleeding 4 times more effectively than a conventional toothpaste*. Two out of three people who were worried about the effects of gum disease on their lives said they had more confidence after using parodontax for 30 days. The same number said they no longer avoided social situations or worried about their gum health.
- Use a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush with a small head and soft rounded bristles. Pay particular attention to the gum line (the area where gum and tooth meet). For example, the parodontax toothbrush is specially designed to help prevent gum problems when brushing twice a day and to make brushing easier.
- Remove plaque in interdental spaces and other hard-to-reach areas with dental floss or interdental brushes.
- Use a mouthwash such as parodontax mouthwash for daily use to protect the gums.
- Ask your dentist which gum treatment is best for you.
5 WAYS TO PREVENT AND REDUCE GUM BLEEDING
- Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes with a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush with a small head and soft rounded bristles. Try not to brush too hard and guide the toothbrush with a circular or oval movement. It is recommended to change the toothbrush every three months.
- The use of dental floss or interdental brushes can facilitate the removal of food debris and plaque bacteria from hard-to-reach areas such as interdental spaces. Use dental floss twice a day, preferably before brushing your teeth.
- Choose a fluoride toothpaste with a scientifically formulated formula that reduces plaque bacteria deposits that can irritate your gums and lead to gum disease. For example, parodontax toothpaste removes plaque bacteria deposits and fights the cause of gum bleeding four times more effectively than conventional toothpaste*/**.
- If you notice any signs of gum disease, such as blood when brushing your teeth, you should talk to your dentist immediately. Do not act when it has become a problem. Regular check-ups with your dentist can help diagnose and treat gum disease before it becomes critical.
- A poor, low-nutrient diet can make teeth and gums susceptible to problems. Smokers’ gums are therefore more susceptible to infection. A healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet will keep your whole body and gums in good shape.