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How can I prevent gum disease?

Hello Dr Pinder, I have a question for you;What can I do to prevent gum disease and can I treat it at home with some products I can buy online or on the high street? Thank you for your time.

You need to see a dentist or dental hygienist to establish if you have this and what level of disease is present .
If you go to the Colgate website there is lots of advice about how to prevent it
Also look at the website for tepe brushes ( google it )
I dont recommened Corsodyl in any form as it stains teeth , in some cases very badly which is difficult to get off
Get an Electric toothbrush , Oral B are my favourites , but get a dental hygienist to show you how to use all these things .
The main cause of gum disease is inefficient cleaning of plaque from your teeth , if you dont use anything to clean in between you miss a large area . If you have lots of calculus under the gum (tartar ) then that needs to be removed professionally before you can be effective with your home cleaning .

I have no links with any commercial organisation and the opinions about products are my own

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
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