While dental visits are important, home prevention of gum disease can be performed with the help of toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, Listerine and peroxide. Discover some home treatments for gum disease, or periodontitis, with tips from a dentist in this free video on dental health and oral hygiene.
When discussing proper hygiene and brushing techniques with patients, although it is very important to go to the dentist on a regular basis to get regular checkups and cleanings it's also important that patient's work on their home care as well. So, the question is what sort of products are necessary for home care hygiene, and what works well, and how. And what we have is a multitude of products right here that we all recommend that can help maintain the gums, prevent gum disease, but also keep the teeth clean and prevent cavities. They can be simple things like a toothbrush, and toothpaste, and floss, which are very common items that most most patients use. But there are also other things such as Listerine, and Listerine is a very effective mouth rinse that can be used to help prevent gum disease, and also help fight cavities, and keep the the tissue nice and clean. There are also other things such as peroxide that can be used to help keep the tissue clean, and disinfect or sterilize any sort of areas that have been cut or infected. There is also prescription versions of mouth rinses that one can be prescribed for home care. If someone is diagnosed with gum disease there are specific mouth rinses that can be prescribed that work specifically for gum disease. It's through these rinses that we oftentimes treat gum disease, in addition to getting regular treatment from the dentist.