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How do I improve gum and oral health?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: The basics
Brush with a Fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, floss daily.
See your dentist every 6 months, with professional cleaning as directed by your dentist. Don't use your teeth to pry things open. Don't graze (eat or drink constantly). Oral pH drops-favorable for cavity producing bacteria when you eat or drink. Wait >2hr between meals/snacks-allowing pH to rise and supress these bacteria.

In brief: The basics
Brush with a Fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, floss daily.
See your dentist every 6 months, with professional cleaning as directed by your dentist. Don't use your teeth to pry things open. Don't graze (eat or drink constantly). Oral pH drops-favorable for cavity producing bacteria when you eat or drink. Wait >2hr between meals/snacks-allowing pH to rise and supress these bacteria.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: See Dentist
See your Dentist and ask that very question, after a complete clinical and x-ray imaging examination.
The Hygienist can help you with personalized techniques for your specific needs. I practice close to you and know there are some excellent Dentists locally. Good luck.

In brief: See Dentist
See your Dentist and ask that very question, after a complete clinical and x-ray imaging examination.
The Hygienist can help you with personalized techniques for your specific needs. I practice close to you and know there are some excellent Dentists locally. Good luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Some guidelines-
Brush & floss after every meal.
Eat nutritious meals & avoid foods and liquids high in sugar that contribute to decay & periodontal disease. Rinse your mouth thoroughly when you can't brush & floss. Use a tongue scraper daily. See your dentist for routine checkups & cleanings. Good general health, exercise, etc. Ask your dentist if there is anything special you need to know about your mouth.

In brief: Some guidelines-
Brush & floss after every meal.
Eat nutritious meals & avoid foods and liquids high in sugar that contribute to decay & periodontal disease. Rinse your mouth thoroughly when you can't brush & floss. Use a tongue scraper daily. See your dentist for routine checkups & cleanings. Good general health, exercise, etc. Ask your dentist if there is anything special you need to know about your mouth.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Prevention
Prevent gums and dental problems before they start.
Practice good oral hygiene, balanced diet and visit your dentist regularly.

In brief: Prevention
Prevent gums and dental problems before they start.
Practice good oral hygiene, balanced diet and visit your dentist regularly.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hire a pro!
One of the most effective ways to help your gums is daily flossing (and brush too).
Lots of bacteria live in there and it's important to bust up their party regularly. The ideal personal oral hygiene routine varies highly person to person and the best one for you can be spelled out by your hygienist or dentist. Keep smiling :-).

In brief: Hire a pro!
One of the most effective ways to help your gums is daily flossing (and brush too).
Lots of bacteria live in there and it's important to bust up their party regularly. The ideal personal oral hygiene routine varies highly person to person and the best one for you can be spelled out by your hygienist or dentist. Keep smiling :-).
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Brush and floss
Regular brushiung and flossing does wonders.

In brief: Brush and floss
Regular brushiung and flossing does wonders.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dr. Maryam Chiani
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