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Good Oral Hygiene Habits for Periodontitis Patients

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Amir Hosseini, DDS
Good Oral Hygiene Habits for Periodontitis PatientsDid you know that good oral hygiene habits are essential for preventing periodontitis? Practicing proper oral hygiene is the most important thing you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy! This post will discuss some of the best oral hygiene habits for periodontitis patients. We will also provide a few tips on how to improve your oral health. Keep reading to learn more!

Brush Your Teeth At Least Twice a Day

Periodontitis causes the gums to become inflamed and bleed easily. Brushing teeth at least twice daily can help remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums, which can help reduce inflammation and bleeding. If you have periodontitis, you may also need to use a special toothbrush or toothpaste to reduce inflammation.

Floss Daily

Flossing is one of the crucial things you can do to keep your gums healthy. Ensure to floss at least once a day, and more if possible. If you have periodontitis, it's essential to floss regularly to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums. Flossing involves using a particular type of dental floss to clean between your teeth. You can also use an interdental brush, which is a small, toothbrush-like device that helps clean between your teeth.

Use a Mouthwash Regularly

An anti-microbial mouthwash can help control the bacteria in your mouth and reduce inflammation. Choose a mouthwash that contains chlorhexidine, an antiseptic that can help kill bacteria. If you have periodontitis, it's essential to maintain good oral hygiene habits to control the infection and prevent damage to the teeth and gums.

Avoid Sugary Drinks and Snacks

Sugary drinks are a significant cause of tooth decay. They can also contribute to gum disease. If you have periodontitis, it is important to avoid sugary drinks and snacks. If you must have sugary drinks or snacks, brush your teeth immediately afterward. It will help remove the sugar from your teeth and reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Our expert dentists can guide you on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy if you have periodontitis. Oral hygiene is cleaning your teeth at least twice daily, flossing daily, and using an antibacterial mouthwash.

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