Symptoms and Prevention for Gingivitis

Oral care is important for maintenance of proper oral health. Teeth are supported by gums. Gums lay a strong foundation for healthy teeth. Teeth help to chew your food properly. Food is the fuel for your body. If you have a disease of bleeding gums, then chewing basic food become difficult.

Oral health contributes a lot to your overall health. If you do not maintain good oral health then you are on the risk of having gum diseases. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Gingivitis cure is important once it is diagnosed.

WHAT IS GINGIVITIS?

Gingivitis is a common oral disease these days. It is the inflammation of gingiva which is the gum tissue. It can affect the bone that is surrounded by your teeth. Basically, it is the consequence of poor oral care. Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease, if left untreated it can become periodontal disease (stage 2) if it is still untreated, it can become advanced periodontal disease (stage 3) If you have gingivitis and it got diagnosed early by your dentist, consider yourself lucky. Good news is, it can be treated and even reversed. If it is not treated on time, then it can become the periodontal disease which cannot be reversed until you undergo a dental surgery. You might lose your tooth. One of the major reasons for tooth loss among adults is gum diseases.

GINGIVITIS SYMPTOMS

Some people have gingivitis and they do not even know that. Gingivitis is usually painless in the initial stage. There are a number of gingivitis symptoms. If you spot them, consult your dentist as soon as possible. Gingivitis Symptoms are:-

  1. Gums that bleed while brushing and flossing.
  2. Swollen gums
  3. Soft puffy gums
  4. Receding gums
  5. Tender gums
  6. Change of gums from pink color to red color
  7. Loose teeth
  8. Pain while chewing the food
  9. Teeth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  10. Bad breath
  11. Bad taste of mouth

Gingivitis is caused by bacteria in plaque. It is a colorless film that surrounds your teeth. If you do not brush your teeth properly it can cause gum disease. Plaque, if not removed, be removed can harden and turn into tartar or calculus. Plaque continues to form the tartar. It cannot be removed with brushing. It can only be removed by dental cleaning done by dentists.

GINGIVITIS CURE

Gingivitis cure is done by dental professional. Dental cleaning is the only gingivitis treatment. Hardened plaque- tartar is cleaned by the dentist. It is done in multiple sittings. The gum disease is eradicated much before it becomes severe. If gum inflammation is severe then scaling and root planning is performed. The dentist removes tartar with ultrasonic scaling device. Gingivitis treatment should be done as soon as the gingivitis is diagnosed.

GINGIVITIS PREVENTION

Gingivitis can be prevented just by maintaining proper oral hygiene. Removal of dental plaque is an important factor that keeps gum diseases at bay. Following are the points to keep in mind to keep gingivitis at bay.

1. BRUSH PROPERLY-

It removes plaque as well as the favorable environment for gingivitis to develop. Ideally, you should brush twice. After waking up and before sleeping. It gives you clean and fresh feel.

2. USE GOOD QUALITY TOOTHPASTE –

Just brushing is not enough. Brushing your teeth with good quality toothpaste that is rich in anti-bacterial properties is a must when you suffer from the dental problems like gingivitis, plaque and stains. Herbal paste like Dabur Red Paste is an effective formulation that is useful for maintaining oral hygiene and keeping the gums and teeth healthy.

Toothpaste for Gingivitis

3. CLEAN YOUR TONGUE-

Your tongue is the breeding ground for bacteria. Scrape out the white, thin layer from your tongue with the help of a tongue cleaner after brushing.

4. FLOSS IT UP-

Flossing helps to get rid of tiny food particles that are there in between your teeth. It keeps problem like tooth decay far away.

5. USE A MOUTHWASH-

Gargling with a good mouthwash keeps oral diseases at bay. Your brush can miss out the spots but your mouthwash cannot. Swoosh with a capful of mouthwash for a healthy mouth.

Mouth Wash

6. VISIT YOUR DENTIST-

Regular dental checkups keep you away from the risk of developing any oral disease. If you already are suffering from any disease, it will be diagnosed by your dentist before it is too late. Ideally, you should visit your dentist twice a year.

7. QUIT SMOKING-

Smoking is the main culprit behind most of the oral health problems. Also, it is not good for your overall health. It causes cancer.

8. HAVE A WELL-BALANCED DIET –

A well-balanced diet is responsible for your overall health. It makes your immunity system strong. Diet enriched with calcium makes teeth and bones strong and healthy. Need more tips on how to fight gingivitis? Keep following our blog.

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