How Does Hydration Affect Gum Health?
Saliva is one of your body’s greatest defenses against plaque. Every time you eat, saliva is produced to wash food particles and plaque away. It makes sense that staying hydrated will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day, and keep in mind that alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, rather than hydrate, dehydrate the body.
Schedule Regular Dentist Appointments
At Dentist of Torrance, we recommend seeing your dentist every six months for the greatest periodontal prevention. Only a professional will be able to remove the tartar stuck in the tiniest crevices of your teeth, inspect your gums and teeth, and advise you on how to best maintain optimal oral health.
Periodontists offer comprehensive periodontal evaluations (CPE), which look at your plaque level, bite, teeth, gums, bone structure and other periodontal disease risk factors. This is the best way to identify gum disease symptoms early and take the proper oral care measures.
Know Your Risk
Factors like genetics, age, and stress all increase your periodontal disease risk. Talk to your local dental professional or a dentist at Dentist of Torrance about your higher risk and how to manage your prevention.