First of all, before getting started, I do recommend that you team with your periodontist when it comes to tackling this problem. However, I will also state that periodontists, dentists and other professionals often do not tell you about the major things you can do at home to solve this problem.

For example, many will not tell you about the benefits of oral irrigation. This is a big one and it can save you from expensive office treatments. I can tell you that an oral irrigator alone might do the trick, however, there are many other things that you can do in conjunction to oral irrigation that will improve your chances even more.

I do not believe that all oral irrigators are created equal. There is a particular irrigator that I hold in higher regard because of my personal experience and because of the proven science behind it.

Beyond this fantastic tool, there are other tools that you will rarely hear a dentist or periodontist in the United States mention. Yet, when it comes to gum disease treatment some dental associations in other countries do indeed endorse certain products. One is called xylitol. This is a naturally occurring sugar that is very good for dental health. The reason is simple, the bad bacteria in your mouth can not stand it. It can kill them and restore your mouth pH to normal levels.

Finally, there are oxygenated mouthwashes that can also help to fight the oxygen hating, 'bad' bacteria. This is simply because the oxygen can destroy the bad bacteria or cause it to revert to a form of metabolism that is not as harmful to your teeth and gum tissue.

By reducing anaerobic bacterial populations utilizing these methods, you can indeed improve your chances of defeating dreaded gum disease and avoiding expensive treatments. Next, follow the link below to learn more about conquering this problem.

Learn more about gum disease treatment and what you can do to help defeat gum disease and the problems that it causes and contributes to.

Disclaimer: This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. It does not intend to render advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, visit your periodontist or physician for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements about products in this article.

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David Snape is the author of the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease. ISBN: 978-0981485508 available at online bookstores.