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A common cause of tooth loss is having advanced gum disease, which is a significant gum infection that can greatly impair your oral health. Our team offers tips on daily oral care to help you maintain your oral health and avoid gum disease.

Plaque buildup can greatly increase your risk of gum disease by irritating the gums and causing gingivitis, which makes the gums look red and swollen. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis and cause you to have loose teeth and tooth loss.

We encourage you to practice these oral hygiene routines so that you have a healthy smile instead of gum disease:

1. Daily oral hygiene: You can clear plaque away from your smile by maintaining an effective routine that includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily and rinsing your smile with mouthwash. By removing any buildup of plaque, you can better protect your smile.

2. Dental checkups: Visiting the dentist every six months is the most sure way to avoid gum disease because the special tools and techniques used for professional dental cleanings are the only way to fully remove plaque and tartar.

3. Healthy diet: The foods in your diet don’t just affect your body, but also your gums and teeth, providing the nutrients for a stronger smile that rebuffs gum disease and other oral health concerns. We encourage you to eat full servings of fruits and vegetables and consume starch and sugar sparingly.

You are welcome to contact Urquiola Dental Center PC at 734-973-7450 today if you need to schedule a consultation with our dentist for more information on gum disease prevention in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Nancy Urquiola and our team are pleased to provide the resources you need for better oral health.