Can chronic periodontitis be prevented?

You can prevent chronic periodontitis by cultivating good habits regarding teeth cleaning. The following recommendations are simple, effective steps for preventing the condition:

  • two teeth cleanings a day or after eating;
  • daily use of mouth wash and floss;
  • reducing your intake of sugary foods and having a good diet;
  • quitting smoking or chewing tobacco;
  • drinking an adequate amount of water.

Because early diagnosis and treatment can improve prognosis considerably, it is important to schedule regular dental checkups to detect chronic periodontitis before it progresses.

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