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Gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) symptoms, treatments, causes


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Gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) symptoms, treatments, causes

  1. 1. Know what it affects apart from your gums!
  2. 2. What is gingivitis?Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease and affectsthe gum surrounding the teeth.It is caused due to poor oral hygiene, which helps thebacteria build up plaque in your mouth.The bacteria residing in the plaque produce acids byreacting with the food and cause gingivitis.Gingivitis can affect at any age. It can be identified bypink, swollen and inflamed gums.
  3. 3. What causes gingivitis?Poor oral hygiene is a major cause. This leads toplaque build-up.Smoking tobacco.Medicines that may reduce the flow of saliva, causingdry mouth also is responsible for gingivitis.Hormonal changes which occur during pregnancy,menstruation or puberty.Poor nutrition
  4. 4. Gingivitis is reversible! Know how!Brush twice a day without fail and don’t forget tofloss.Use a soft brush and don’t brush too hard.Get your teeth checked by a dentist every 6 months.Use a mouthwash which has anti-bacterialingredients.Use a herbal products like Gum Tone gel and GumTone Powder to prevent plaque formation.Please check the link below
  5. 5. What if you ignore gingivitis?If gingivitis is left untreated, it progresses to gumdisease or periodontitis.This causes the gums to recede, loosening the grip oftooth held in the sockets.This also destroys more bones and eats its waythrough.When it reaches this stage, it is usually irreversible.
  6. 6. Periodontitis affects much morethan your gumsBacteria from the plaque enter the bloodstream andwreak havoc leaving the immune system helpless inpeople with:Diabetes: 95% of the people with diabetes also haveperiodontitis. This happens more in case of type-2diabetics because the bacteria alters the production ofinsulin.Respiratory diseases: Bacteria from the mouth are
  7. 7. Find out more!!inhaled into the respiratory system where they causeinfection or worsen the already existing situation.This increases the risk of pneumonia.Heart disease: Gum disease makes an existing heartcondition worse. Plaque from the oral bacteria buildsup in the arteries leading to heart diseases.Patients with leukemia have a risk of getting gumdisease as the affected person’s ability to fightinfection reduces.
  8. 8. What it affects!!!Stroke: Experts point out that chronic infectiousdiseases including periodontitis may increase the riskof stroke.Pregnant women: Babies can be born premature dueto gum diseases, which affects the hormonesinvolved.Periodontitis also affects bone health especially thejaw bone.
  9. 9. Natural remediesRub Aloe Vera on the gums and gargle with wateronce done.Gargle a glass of warm water with salt in it.Boost your intake of vitamin C and D.Drink cranberry juice with no sugar in it.Make a paste of baking soda with water and apply itto gums.Please check the link below
  10. 10. Remedies and TreatmentPlace a couple of cloves near the gums. It is beneficialin treating inflamed gums.Soak peppermint leaves in water and gargle with itafter half an hour.Brush twice and floss everyday.