Dentists often recommend the use of mouthwash for improved oral care. However, there are quite a number of them, and depending on the state of your current dental situation, you may require different needs than someone else, even your own spouse.
In many Middle Eastern and African countries, a special teeth-cleaning twig called a miswak stick is very popular. It starts off as just an ordinary tree stick but you have to chew on it to reveal what’s beneath the bark.
Worried about gingivitis? You should be because it can lead to worse oral health problems down the road. Your best course of action is to avoid it altogether. But how do you do that?
You’ve probably seen the intimidating photos and diagrams on your dentist’s walls detailing the horrors of gum disease. Periodontitis is the most severe form of it. It all starts with gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums. If you don’t treat it, it grows into this full-blown version of infected gums.
You hear about deep dental cleanings, but what truly are they? Do you really need them in order for your teeth to be healthy and strong? The answer is yes. Deep dental cleanings help to get rid of all the stuff a normal toothbrush can’t. Once this stuff is off of your teeth, you run a lower chance of decay, cavities, and discoloration.
When your gums are healthy, they’re a nice light pink. But when they’re swollen, they’re in need of dental care with the guidance of your dentist. Swollen gums may appear to bulge out near where they meet with the teeth. They also look red rather than pink.
Some gum pains may be a small inconvenience while others may mean something more serious, so it is important to acknowledge which of those your pain is contributed to.
Written By Abigail Wise / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Gingivitis is a common gum disease that causes the gums to become swollen and red and bleed easily especially when brushing or flossing. The condition is entirely preventable and easily reversible. But left untreated gingivitis becomes a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis which can lead to tooth loss and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
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