Don’t Let Gum Disease Take Hold


Hello, dear reader, and welcome back to the Bitterroot Dental blog! In our last post, we went over some of the warning signs that could be an indication a person is suffering from gum disease. Gum disease, unfortunately, is a common malady among adults in the United States. With nearly half of the adult population aged 30 years or older suffering from some form of gum disease, we feel that we have a duty to try and educate as many people as possible on ways to help prevent gum disease from affecting them. In today’s post, we are going to go over a few things you can do to prevent gum disease from affecting you. Continue reading below to learn more.

Preventative Dental Care is Your Friend


Preventing a disease is much easier than trying to treat a disease once it has taken hold of your system. Below, we have listed a few steps you can take to make sure that you are not helping gum disease in its quest to take over your mouth.



  • Brush and Floss: First things first, if you want to make sure that you do not develop gum disease, you need to be sure to brush and floss on a regular basis. Ideally, you should brush and floss your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening before bed. This regimen will help to ensure that you don’t allow a large amount of bacteria to sit in your mouth overnight. Additionally, if you are taking the time to brush and floss on a regular basis, you are going a long way in making sure that plaque and tartar does not develop, two substances that will always lead to gum disease.
  • Visit Your Dentist: Making sure to visit your dentist at least twice a year is another great way to make sure that you do not fall victim to gum disease. When you visit the dentist, they will be able to assess how healthy your gums are and will be able to advise you on whether or not you need to take additional steps to fight off gum disease. Also, when you visit the dentist you will receive a professional cleaning. This means that the dentist will be able to eliminate any plaque that has developed in hard to reach places in the mouth, further reducing the chances that you develop gum disease.



If you are worried that you may be suffering from gum disease, or it has simply been a while since you have visited the dentist, contact us today at Bitterroot Dental in Missoula. We have been helping people for years and we are certain that we can help you with any and all dental services that you may need. We have the knowledge, tools, and experience needed to make sure that your needs are met and that your mouth is as healthy as it can possibly be. Contact us today and let us show you what makes us the premier Missoula dentist.