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Gum disease is one of the most prevalent problems American adults face today. It’s formally known as periodontitis, and while it affects so many people it’s actually very preventable. Keeping it at bay requires a few very simple steps that anyone can follow.

To help you avoid contracting gum disease, our team here at Crossroads Dental in Chesapeake, Virginia, put this list together of simple tips to follow that are guaranteed to ward off gum disease.

Regular oral health regimen

By brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash every day, you’re almost eliminating yourself completely from any risk of gum disease. While periodontitis is hereditary in some cases, the fact is that if you take enough time to work hard and keep your mouth clean you can avoid this harmful disease.

Cut out soda

Soda does a number on the health of your teeth. The acids in it weaken the enamel of your teeth, which increases the risk for cavities and infection. Left untreated, both of those can lead to gum disease. Cutting soda from your diet, or dialing back your intake significantly, will help you have a better chance to avoid gum disease.

If you’re worried about your gum health, or want more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today at 757-541-2168.