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Is there a vaccine for periodontitis?

There is no vaccine for periodontitis. Instead, the best prevention is good dental hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss regularly, and see a dentist for regular cleanings.

There is currently no approved vaccine that will prevent people from getting periodontitis, a serious disease that causes inflamed and bleeding gums and possible tooth loss. For now, the best way to prevent periodontitis is to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth every day, and avoid sugary or starchy foods that helps create plaque on your teeth, which contributes to the disease.

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