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Maintaining oral health is vital to your everyday life. By visiting your dentist regularly, you can limit your chances of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, causes serious problems to your oral health. However, there are steps you can take to boost your oral health and maintain a healthy smile.

These steps include:

•Brushing your teeth twice a day: Brushing your teeth twice a day will keep your teeth and gumline happy.
•Flossing everyday: Flossing each day will also improve your overall gum health. Excess plaque between the teeth can lead to buildup, which causes cavities and gum disease.
•Visiting your dentist every six months: During these appointments, your dentist checks for problems that can lead to gum disease. Your dentist will also provide a deep dental cleaning to help you fight cavities.

Talk to your dentist if you have any signs or symptoms of gum disease. Your dentist can answer any questions you have pertaining to your oral care. If you would like to learn more about periodontal disease, please call 727-785-7202 and schedule an appointment. Let us help you take care of your smile.