Good daily oral care and regular dental check-ups are important for your dental health and overall well-being. But certain conditions, diseases, and behaviors can make caring for your teeth and gums more challenging. They can also increase the risk of gum disease, gingivitis, and periodontitis.
If you are experiencing a condition that affects your tooth and gum health, effective oral health care at home can help. Your dentist will recommend a prevention or treatment plan that is best for you, and it is certain to include daily brushing and flossing.
Using the most effective home care methods helps you make the most of your daily oral health routine. Waterpik® oral health care products are effective, easy to use, and clinically proven to remove plaque, reduce gingivitis, and improve gum health.
Teaching your child how to properly care for teeth and gums is an important part of establishing good oral health habits.
Children and adults with diabetes have a greater risk of developing gum disease due to higher glucose levels.
The biological and hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy increase the risk of gum disease.
Bad breath is often a symptom of gum disease. It can occur when gums are infected or inflamed.
Smoking affects your overall health, including the health of your teeth and gums. Smoking and using smokeless tobacco products are known risk factors for developing gum disease.