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If you are interested in keeping gum disease at bay, then you probably already know that you should brush twice a day, floss and rinse daily and visit your dentist, Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, every six months. Well, there are also unpredictable things you can do to prevent gum disease. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about them because it’s best to prevent gum disease as much as possible. Those things are:

-Stop smoking: Smoking is a major cause of gum disease, so if you smoke, it’s best to quit the habit now. Quitting can also help you avoid cavities, oral cancer, lung cancer and other major and life-threatening health issues.

-Chew sugar-free gum: Chewing sugar-free gum can help you produce saliva. When you produce saliva, the saliva washes harmful bacteria away. This can help wash bacteria away before they form plaque, which is the main culprit of gum disease. So, try to chew sugar-free gum after every meal.

-Watch what you eat: If you eat smile-healthy foods that have plenty of vitamins and minerals, then it can help you have strong and healthy gums. Also, if you avoid eating sugar as much as possible, you reduce your chances of having plaque buildup.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to prevent gum disease in Studio City, California, please contact our dental team at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz. When you dial 818-641-5577, we will be more than happy to help you.