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A 36-year-old male asked:

Please share a haiku about gum disease.

30 doctor answers45 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dentistry 34 years experience
Use: Use toothpicks to clean between back teeth regularly. Almost all gum disease starts there.
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Brush: Brush with soft toothbrush floss daily morning and night dentist each six months.
Dr. Scott Hackett
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Gum: Gum disease is associated with heart disease. So take good care of your teeth and gums.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
A: A lot of gum disease is because of coq 10 deficiency. We tend to stop making it in the body with age.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 43 years experience
Healthy: Healthy gums; healthy mouth; healthy body.
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 40 years experience
Smelly: Smelly gums blue red; smelly gums signs bone loss pain; healthy pink firm gums.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Bleeding,: Bleeding, sore, red gums. Neglect problem, teeth are lost. Brush, floss, seek help now.
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 31 years experience
Floss: Floss daily and make sure to keep regular dental appointments.
Dr. Robert Donato
Urology 26 years experience
Brushing: Brushing away plaque more than leaves you with a smile it may save your heart.
Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry 38 years experience
Gum: Gum disease is chronic disease, much like diabetes or high blood pressure - it will never go away!
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Get: Get everyone to brush their teeth at night at the same time, so it's a family affair.
Dr. Robert Wilkoff
Dentistry 40 years experience
Improve: Improve periodontal health immediately, by brushing and flossing immediately after every meal.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Brush: Brush your teeth to remove food particles. Bacteria that feed on them harm your gums.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Brush: Brush and floss. Certain mouth bacteria may be linked to an increased colon cancer risk.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Get: Get your gums checked at least 2x/year. Get in habit of brushing teeth 2x/day and flossing.
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Regular: Regular flossing and use of disinfectant rinses help to prevent gum disease.
Dr. Reed Day
Dr. Reed Dayanswered
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The: The best way to battle gum disease is twice a year visits to your dentist for a cleaning.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Gum: Gum disease will cause damage not only to your teeth but body too.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
Periodontal: Periodontal disease is linked with poor brushing and flossing.
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry 21 years experience
Early: Early stages of gum disease is easily treated. Don't delay. See your dentist regularly.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
To: To keep your gums strong, you must brush, floss and not smoke. Disease makes teeth long.
Dr. Reena Gupta
Dentistry 20 years experience
Brushing: Brushing twice, flossing daily and using mouthwash will help prevent gum disease.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Ignore: Don't care for gums, will lose yor teeth, and have ill health too!
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Ignore: Frequent flossing and brusing especially after eating can prevent gum disease.
Dr. William Jakavick
38 years experience
Ignore: Don't ruin your smile brushing, flossing all the while it's reliable.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
FLOSS: Floss first! it's more important and enforces a good habit! brushing alone won't cut it.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Ignore: To be avoided with flossing, brushing, cleaning and good followup.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ignore: Gum disease can even occur in people who brush and floss several times a day.
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 31 years experience
Ignore: Get educated, get treated by a professional, practice proper home-care always!
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
Ignore: Use your brush Use your floss Regular cleanings will keep you healthy.

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