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Gum disease is a serious dental issue that should be prevented at all costs. Fortunately, there are many ways you can do so—not just by keeping up on oral hygiene and visiting your dentist, Dr. Kerry Olszewski. To help you know more, our dental team is happy to tell you additional ways to prevent gum disease in Mill Creek, Washington.

The first way is by using an electric toothbrush when you clean your smile. This can help because electric toothbrushes can effectively remove plaque from the surfaces of the teeth and along the gumline. Plaque is a gum disease-causing substance. Just make sure you use an electric brush that has been approved by the American Dental Association.

The second way is by chewing sugar-free gum regularly. This can help because chewing gum can help you produce saliva, and saliva can wash plaque-causing bacteria away. It’s important that it’s sugar-free gum because you won’t promote cavities when you chew.

The third way is by aligning your teeth if you have a crooked smile. When you have a crooked smile, there are little spaces that are hard to clean. These spaces also harbor plaque. When the plaque isn’t removed regularly, it can irritate the gums and promote the disease.

Call Mill Creek General Dentistry at 425-337-5549 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you!