How do I manage my aggressive periodontitis on a daily basis?

If you are diagnosed with aggressive periodontitis, it is important to follow your doctor's recommendations regarding home oral care and treatment options. Some steps you can take to manage aggressive periodontitis include the following:

  • brush your teeth twice daily and after every meal;
  • floss daily and rinse with mouthwash to control tarter between teeth;
  • reduce intake of sugary and acidic foods;
  • quit smoking;
  • drink water to increase saliva production;
  • schedule regular dental checkups as directed by your dentist.

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