Tips on main­tain­ing healthy gums

Good Health (Australia) - - Be Informed -

» Brush your teeth twice daily

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Floss at least once a day. Floss­ing helps re­move food par­ti­cles and plaque that can’t be reached with your tooth­brush.

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Use a mouth­wash. Swish­ing with a mouth­wash can help re­move food par­ti­cles that might have been missed by brush­ing and floss­ing.

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Know your risk. Diet, age, smok­ing, ge­net­ics and dis­eases like di­a­betes and arthri­tis can in­crease your risk of de­vel­op­ing pe­ri­odon­tal dis­ease.

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Have twice-yearly den­tal check-ups and pro­fes­sional cleans by your den­tist or den­tal hy­gien­ist

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Re­duce the amount of sugar in your diet.

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