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What do I need to know about caring for someone with periodontitis?

If you are caring for someone with periodontitis, make sure the person is practicing good oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene includes brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and using mouth wash. Someone with periodontitis should also see their dentist regularly for cleanings and treatments.

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