"The simple things you can do to completely
prevent gum disease"
It's easier than you think!
While the consequences of gum disease
are severe: bleeding gums, extremely bad breath, lost teeth,
increased risk of premature births, heart attacks, and
strokes, gum disease can be easily prevented.
Flossing and brushing correctly, however, are the
cornerstones of gum disease prevention.
Yet, almost everyone fails
miserable at these tasks, making themselves susceptible
to gum disease.
Brushing Your Teeth:
This may sound easy but most people do a horrible job brushing
their teeth. It takes a full 2 minutes to brush all of your
tooth surfaces, however, most people spend 30 seconds or less
As a result, they miss the same spots in their
mouth day after day. Here, bacteria build-up to dangerous
levels, creating a great risk for gum disease. The next
time you brush, take along a timer to make sure you brush
for 2 minutes. You will be surprised at how long it
seems. Make a conscious effort to brush ever single
Unfortunately, manual toothbrushes cannot reach
bacteria in one of their favorite hiding places - right
below the gumline. Electric toothbrushes (plaque
removers) like the Braun OralB 3D electric toothbrush
remove bacteria below the gumline where manual
toothbrushes can not reach.
As a result, they represent a great advance in
gum disease protection. Although these electric
toothbrushes cost more, the extra protection and peace of
mind are well worth the price.
For the best protection against gum disease,
we highly recommend the Braun OralB 3D / Braun Oxyjet
oral irrigator combination unit (pictured to the left).
This is a great money saver as it combines the Braun
OralB 3D electric toothbrush with a Braun oxyjet into one
convenient money-saving unit.
Next... We'll see why flossing is an absolute
must in preventing the severe consequences of gum