Health Tip: Prevent Periodontal Disease

(HealthDay News) -- Periodontal disease occurs when the tissues that protect and stabilize your teeth become infected.

The American Dental Association suggests how to help prevent periodontal disease:

  • Give your teeth a thorough brushing at least twice daily.

  • Floss daily. And if your dentist approves, use a mouth rinse containing fluoride.

  • Eat a nutritious, balanced and healthy diet.

  • Have dental checkups and cleanings at least twice annually.

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