How can I prevent gum disease & tooth decay?

Author: Fourth Avenue Dental Clinic |

Great teeth and gum care start at home. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums on a continual basis. By keeping to a daily routine you will greatly minimize the risk of gingivitis or tooth decay as you age.

  • Watch your sugar intake – The bacteria that live in your mouth love sugary foods like chips, candy, and fruit. Foods like raisins and peanut butter that stick to your teeth provide a constant supply for the bacteria eating your teeth.
  • Brush after you eat – Your toothbrush isn’t something you typically bring with you wherever you go. Alternatively, rinsing your mouth with water or chewing sugarless gum can help fight plaque.