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4 Things You Should Do to Prevent Gum Disease

Philadelphia PA Dentist That Treats Gingivitis

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and yet is one of the most easily preventable diseases.

Are you doing all you can to lower your risk?

Here are four simple things you can do to ward off gum disease…

Brush Your Gums

Brushing is just as important for your gums as it is for your teeth, so make sure to pay a little extra attention to your gums when you brush.

As you brush, angle the toothbrush bristles into your gum line. Jiggle the bristles gently to dislodge plaque that forms between your teeth and gums. This will prevent inflammation (gingivitis) and stimulate healthy blood circulation in your gum tissue.

Floss Daily

Flossing prevents cavities and it also prevents gum disease. Floss is often the only material that can fit between teeth to remove the plaque bacteria that hide there. If you don’t remove the plaque in time, it will harden into tartar which irritates the gums and leads to more infection.

Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh foods contain fiber which is good for naturally cleansing teeth and gums of bacteria and food debris. Some fruits and veggies in particular (like strawberries and red peppers) are great sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for healthy gums that can resist infection.

See a Philly Dentist for Regular Cleanings and Checkups

Visit a dentist on a regular basis to make sure your teeth are free of the germs and debris that cause gum disease. Your team at Dentist on the Square will help you stay on top of your gum health and keep your smile in great shape for a lifetime.

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    Dentists on the Square is great. I’ve had a lot of work done, and they are by far the best practice I’ve been to. They are preventative in mindset, which makes a huge difference to minimize issues before they are large scale problems. The team collaborates and they are very attentive. And now I walk out after a cleaning with much whiter teeth! My hygienist is amazing!

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    I highly recommend! The staff is really friendly and nice. I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Roberts and Vince and they are great. I was really nervous to have that type of treatment but they reassured me that I would be okay and made it a good experience. It is so worth it!

  • Angela B.

    My first appointment at DOTS was pretty incredible. I had a traumatic experience at my last dentist three years ago that resulted in my 1) developing severe anxiety around going to the dentist and 2) me putting off my dental health for a while. Everyone at DOTS was incredible and super supportive. Shoutout to the hygienist and dentists there that get their patients through the appointments with humor and professionalism. I think I might actually look forward to the dentist now!

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    Incredibly knowledgeable and professional staff. Really pleased with my experience! This is now my go to dentist office.

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    Everyone is very friendly, the office is very clean and well organized. I will definitely be returning for my dental work.

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