Covid-19 Alert: In following the recommendations of Governor Charlie Baker, The American Dental Association, and Massachusetts Dental Society our office is deferring all routine dental care until May 4th, 2020. All existing appointments until then will be rescheduled. We are still seeing emergency visits in office at this time, and are available for virtual consultation. Please call our office at 617-696-5257 to schedule an appointment.
Harte Dental
Giving Smiles Since 1978

What can I do to prevent gum disease?

Coming in for regular cleanings with one of our excellent dental hygienists will help keep your gums in great shape, but what you do at home matters as well. Brush twice daily and floss every evening. Our hygienists will be happy to show you good brushing and flossing technique.

Other steps you can take to prevent gum disease include:

  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco
  • Eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash. We'll be happy to recommend one.
  • If you have a health condition that can affect your dental health such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, please let us know so that we can take extra steps to help keep your gums healthy.
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