How can I improve the chance of stabilising my gum disease?
Fortunately, there are things that you can start doing immediately to improve your chance of stabilising your gum disease. Brushing your teeth twice daily and using cleaning aids in between your teeth (interdental brushes, floss etc.) will help to reduce the amount of dental plaque around your teeth and therefore slow the disease process down.
Smoking is strongly associated with gum disease and will also significantly reduce the effectiveness of any treatment. Attending a stop smoking clinic has proven to be the most effective way of quitting smoking and is strongly advised. There are other important factors include: 1 – Stabilising medical conditions such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular (Heart and blood vessel) disease, Chronic Kidney Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
2 – Maintaining a healthy balanced diet
3 – Reducing your stress levels
4 – Attending a dental hygienist for regular cleans and maintenance.