(HealthDay News) -- Periodontal disease occurs when the tissues that protect and stabilize your teeth become infected.
The American Dental Association suggests how to help prevent periodontal disease:
- Give your teeth a thorough brushing at least twice daily.
- Floss daily. And if your dentist approves, use a mouth rinse containing fluoride.
- Eat a nutritious, balanced and healthy diet.
- Have dental checkups and cleanings at least twice annually.
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