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Gingivitis / Gum Disease: How to Avoid and Treat It

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While gingivitis is a common disease, it is surely a condition that needs to be taken seriously. When left untreated, it could lead to certain gum diseases such as periodontitis. Periodontitis could easily spread to the bone and tissue under the gums and further lead to tooth-loss.

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Gingivitis / Gum Disease: How to Avoid and Treat It

  1. 1. Gingivitis / Gum Disease: How to Avoid and Treat It
  2. 2. • In case your gums get swollen up occasionally and it becomes sensitive and/or bleed while brushing and flossing, you might be having gingivitis. • However, you surely aren’t alone.
  3. 3. What is Gingivitis? • Gums that are pink, firm, and gums that fit tightly around the gums are said to be healthy gums. • In case you have gingivitis, you would notice your gums to be swollen, tender, and dark red, suggests the Emergency Dentist Las Vegas. It might bleed rather easily when you brush or floss, and you may also suffer from receding gums and bad breadth.
  4. 4. • While gingivitis is a common disease, it is surely a condition that needs to be taken seriously. • When left untreated, it could lead to certain gum diseases such as periodontitis. • Periodontitis could easily spread to the bone and tissue under the gums and further lead to tooth-loss.
  5. 5. Risks Associated with Gingivitis • In case you would like to know how to avoid and/or treat gingivitis, then it will always help to be aware of certain risk factors that are associated with gingivitis. • While anyone could develop gingivitis, here are some factors that could increase your risks of developing the disease: • Using chewing tobacco or smoking • Dry mouth • Poor dental hygiene habits • Old age
  6. 6. • Hormonal changes, like those that are related to pregnancy and menstrual cycles • Poor nutrition, like Vitamin C deficiency • Genetics • Conditions which impact one’s immune system, like cancer and HIV/AIDS • Crooked teeth which are rather difficult to clean • Taking medications for high blood pressure and seizures • Dental restorations which don’t fit properly
  7. 7. Possible Complications • In case you develop gingivitis and you go on without seeking any treatment, then it could lead to periodontitis, suggests the Medicaid dental providers. • Periodontitis is a quite serious gum disease which destroys the soft tissue and bone which supports the teeth. • It could further lead to tooth-loss. • There are research that suggests that it could be a factor causing other health issues as well, including certain cancers, heart disease, respiratory disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. 8. Ways of Preventing Gingivitis • You might be now interested in knowing ways of preventing the disease for good. • Fortunately, preventing gingivitis isn’t that difficult. • Good dental hygiene. • One of the top ways for preventing gingivitis is following a good dental hygiene regime. • Just ensure that you brush and floss your teeth twice a day, for at least 2 minutes. • Ideally, one should brush their teeth once every morning and then once before bed.
  9. 9. • And if it is possible, you should consider brushing your teeth after each meal. • Also, you should floss at least once every day in order to clean bacteria and food particles stuck between teeth. • Visit a dentist regularly. • You should visit your dentist regularly for dental checkups and for regular cleaning. • With Liberty Dental Insurance, you could visit some great dentists in your area. • You shouldn’t just visit a dentist only when you have dental problems. • Making regular visits ensure that you avoid any upcoming dental issues in advance.
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