Southlake Dental

What can I do to prevent gum disease?

Coming in for regular cleanings with one of our excellent dental hygienists will help keep your gums in great shape, but what you do at home matters as well. Brush twice daily and floss every evening. Our hygienists will be happy to show you correct brushing and flossing techniques.

Tips To Prevent Periodontal (Gum) Disease

  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco
  • Eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash.
  • If you have a health condition that can affect your dental health such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, please let us know so that we can take extra steps to help keep your gums healthy.

Regular Dental Appointments Prevent Gum Disease

If you see your dentist regularly, they will be able to tell if you have or are developing gum disease. If you are overdue for a teeth cleaning and exam, book an appointment with Dr. Lukasik in Merrillville. Southlake Dental is always accepting new patients!

You can schedule a dental appointment online through our contact page.

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