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It’s one of the most prevalent diseases in the country, yet it’s incredibly simple to defend and stop. Gum disease, or as it’s formally known, periodontitis, is a condition that attacks the health of your gums, teeth, and jaw bone. Left unchecked it can even lead to more serious issues such as heart disease and throat cancer.

So how do you fight this disease that seems to plague millions of people each year? Thankfully, the answers are simple.

How do I stop it?
The most effective way to stop gum disease is to remember to brush and floss every day. Without a strict oral health regimen, you’re practically asking your gums to become inflamed and diseased. This is only one strategy in the fight against gum disease, however.

No soda
We all love a good can of soda, right? Well, as much as we may love the taste and the short-lived energy boost, soda is one of the leading causes of gum disease. In fact, in the Appalachia area of the country, there’s a phenomenon known as Mtn Dew Mouth, referring to the effect drinking Dew instead of water has on the oral health of some of the poorer people in this country.

These two simple steps are all you need if you really want to keep gum disease away from your mouth. If you have any other questions, or feel like you need a gum disease screening, call us today at 208.806.0765 to schedule an appointment.