Good Oral Hygiene is Key
The best way to prevent harmful bacteria overgrowth in the mouth is to practice good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, clean between your teeth daily with floss, flossers, or interdental brushes, and keep dental checkups with your dentist and dental hygienist. Your dental hygienist may also recommend using an antiseptic mouthrinse as well.
This information may seem concerning. But the good news is that preventive care and good hygiene habits can prevent gum disease and prevent it from causing problems in other parts of your body. Working with your primary care physician or specialist in treating any issues that occur promptly can help prevent lasting damage to your lungs.