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You can control receding gums and periodontal pockets.

Posted Aug 04 2009 7:38pm

CB101662 Brushing your teeth only removes up to 50% of plaque. Brushing and flossing only removes up to 70% of plaque.

You can control receding gums, periodontal disease, and plaque build-up using these tools at least twice a day:

1. Brush for at least two minutes with an electric toothbrush at night and a regular, soft toothbrush in the morning and after lunch if possible.
2. Floss after every meal. Use different types of floss to maximize your interest.
3. After flossing, use whichever GUM Proxabrush fits between your teeth. I use two different shaped brushes.
4. Then use the GUM comfort grip handle with snap-on Proxabrush on the places your dental hygienist has pointed out are your problem areas.
5. Use a tongue scraper when you’re finished.
6. Mouthwash can’t hurt.
7. If you get up at midnight or 2:00AM and eat, you have to repeat the process.

I was vindicated for my hard work fighting my receding gums, plaque build-up, and periodontal pockets when I saw the look on my dental hygienist’s face during my last periodontal cleaning. Paula was measuring the depth of my periodontal pockets when I saw her face react with shock and awe. You might get extra goodies in your goodie bag, too.

Keep smiling.

Saundra Goodman
Got Teeth?A Survivor’s Guide
How to keep your teeth or live without them.  for your Free Tips.

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