Maintaining proper oral hygiene is essential for overall oral health, and it becomes even more critical when you have been diagnosed with gum disease. Dr. William Strutz is a skilled and experienced periodontist, specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. These conditions can have serious consequences if left untreated, including tooth loss and systemic health issues. Following specific oral hygiene instructions is vital for patients seeking periodontal care.

Here are a few oral hygiene instructions and tips that we recommend:

  • Regular Brushing and Flossing: You should brush their teeth at least twice a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. It is equally crucial to floss daily to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and along the gumline.
  • Proper Technique: Emphasize the correct brushing technique, which involves gentle circular motions on the teeth and gums. You should also use a soft touch to avoid damaging your gums.
  • Antimicrobial Mouthwash: Use an antimicrobial or prescription mouthwash to reduce bacteria in the mouth. This helps control the progression of gum disease.
  • Healthy Diet: Maintain a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. Limiting sugary and acidic foods and beverages can prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth.
  • Regular Dental Checkups: We cannot stress enough the importance of regular dental checkups and cleanings. Patients with periodontal issues may require more frequent visits to our periodontist.
  • Smoking Cessation: We encourage patients who smoke to quit, as smoking is a significant risk factor for gum disease.

If you have any questions about oral hygiene or to schedule an appointment with our periodontist in Shawnee, Kansas, contact us today at 913-268-0808.

Contact us today to learn more about periodontal care and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Strutz!

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