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What Causes Gum Disease

What Causes Gum Disease

If you want to know what causes gum disease, grab a mirror, open your mouth and smile. First you’ll see your teeth, vital for all sorts of reasons not least because they help you chew your food. Then notice your gums, the pink stuff that surrounds your teeth, made up of tissue covered by a […]

Swollen Gums Causes

There is no doubt about it. Swollen gums causes distress when you discover them, and if left untreated, can worsen into serious gum disease. Red, puffy gums are just one symptom of gingivitis, a minor form of gum disease that you can reverse by paying attention to your oral health and hygiene.  The key to […]

Swollen Gums Around Tooth

If you are worried because you noticed swollen gums around tooth lurking in your mouth, you are not alone.  Over three-quarters of American adults over age 35 have some form of gum disease, and most of the time it can be cured with proper attention to your oral health. In fact, the odds are that […]

Swollen Gums Around One Tooth

Picture the scene.  You’re brushing your teeth at the end of a long day and you notice an irritation on one side of your mouth.  You rinse out with water, look in the mirror, and lo and behold you see swollen gums around one tooth.  How, you wonder, did this happen?  And what can I […]

Sore Teeth

If you are experiencing sore teeth, it’s best not to jump to conclusions.  There are many reasons why your teeth may hurt, and with care and attention you can likely solve the problem. Did you know that many people grind their teeth while they sleep?  Often they have no idea that they are doing so; […]

Sore On Gums

There may be several reasons for the appearance of a sore on gums in your mouth. You might have an apthous ulcer, more commonly known as a canker sore. Canker sores are small shallow sores that form on the inside of your mouth, often at the base of your gums. They’re usually yellow or white, […]

Soft Bristle Toothbrush

Most of us have been told since we were children the importance of brushing our teeth everyday.  Very often, though, we are not brushing properly.  We might be using a toothbrush that’s too hard, which could be hurting our gums, composed of delicate tissue.  We might be brushing with too much vigor, which might have […]

Sensitive Gums

It’s ironic.  The gums that surround our teeth are very delicate, but we don’t treat them with kid gloves.  More often than not we brush against them too harshly, or floss around them too aggressively.  No wonder we end up with red, swollen, sometimes painful and sensitive gums.  If you discover one morning after you’ve […]

Reversing Gum Disease

Given the amazing statistic that, according to the World Health Organization, 1 in 4 adults has some form of gum disease caused by bacterial infection, you would be forgiven for thinking there is no way to go about reversing gum disease.  The good news is, you are wrong. Oral health is very much under your […]

Puffy Gums

Did you know that a recent national survey revealed that over a quarter of adults in the USA admit they lie to their dentist about how often they floss their teeth? Not only that; more than one-third of all Americans would rather do anything – including washing dirty dishes, waiting in traffic, doing their taxes […]

Pain in Gums

Pain in gums is no laughing matter.   Sore, puffy, inflamed gums can be a preliminary sign of gingivitis, which is early-stage gum disease.   We tend to pay more attention to our teeth than we do our gums, but this is a mistake: proper oral hygiene involves all the elements in your mouth, and requires a […]

Inflamed Gums

Inflamed gums is the quintessential symptom of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Gingivitis is not same as Periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a condition in which the gums, deeper supporting tissue and even the bones around your teeth become infected. With gingivitis, plaque – the filmy residue from […]

How to Treat Gum Disease

How to treat gum disease?  The answer is easy, particularly if you’ve sensed a problem with your gums in the early stages of the disease.  Let’s say your teeth started bleeding this morning while you were brushing your teeth; or you noticed soreness in your mouth due to red swollen puffy gums.  These are classic […]

How to Get Rid of Gum Disease

Gum disease can be very tricky business, because some of its early symptoms are recognizable, and some are not.  For example, the more obvious clues that all is not well with your gums include sudden bleeding during or after you brush your teeth,and red, swollen gums. Certain other clues that gum disease is present are […]

Gums Hurt

If your gums hurt, don’t despair.  There are a myriad of reasons that may be causing pain in your gums, and many of them are in your control to change.  You might be neglecting your gums by not brushing and flossing regularly, which can be fixed by beginning a new and better oral health regimen.  […]

Gum Inflammation

Most of us brush our teeth, but many of us don’t floss our teeth.  Perhaps we never learned how to floss, or we just don’t want to be bothered.  But this is a big mistake. Just ask any dentist, or take it a step further, and consult a periodontist. A periodontist is a dentist who […]

Gum Brushes

Most people only think about toothbrushes in term of brushing their teeth; they forget that surrounding the teeth are the gums, composed of delicate tissue and a vital part of the way your mouth operates and your general oral health.   So really, we should also be asking ourselves, what are the best gum brushes to […]

Early Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is tricky business.  Sometimes you have no clue that you have it.  For instance, some of the early signs of gum disease are very obvious: red, swollen puffy gums, or sudden bleeding while you brush your teeth.  Other signs are not so obvious: loose teeth, bad breath (which others might notice but you […]

Causes of Swollen Gums

There are many causes of swollen gums.  Very often the first place to look is at your own personal oral care habits.  Are you brushing your teeth everyday with a soft bristle toothbrush?  Are you flossing daily, gently and not too harshly?  Are you using an anti- bacterial mouthwash to rinse out any germs?  When […]

Bleeding Gums Causes

No one can argue that bleeding gums causes gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease.  It’s a well-known fact.  Once you notice your gums are bleeding either during or after you brush your teeth, you need to look at yourself in the mirror and say “I must take better care of my teeth and gums!” […]

Best Toothpaste for Gum Disease

If you’re wondering what’s the best toothpaste for gum disease, you might want to think differently, and consider the key determinants that together defeat gum disease. Gum disease, or periodontal disease begins when your gums get inflamed due to bacteria seeping into your dental plaque. Plaque is the soft, sticky film that builds up on […]

Best Toothpaste For Gingivitis

If you have any signs of gingivitis – bad breath, bad taste in your mouth, red, inflamed gums, or bleeding during or after brushing – you need to act right away.  Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease, and with urgent care and attention to your oral regimen you can knock these symptoms out […]

How To Cure Gum Disease

If you are wondering how to cure gum disease, you’ve probably already experienced some of its unpleasant symptoms or early warning signs.  These include gums that bleed easily, puffy, red and swollen gums, gums that have pulled away from teeth, persistent bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth, or loose and separating teeth. The […]

Best Mouthwash For Gum Disease

If you are asking yourself what is the best mouthwash for gum disease, you are well on your way to vanquishing it!   You might have brushed your teeth this morning and suddenly blood appeared, or you noticed your gums were all red and puffy.  Lately you’ve had a very bad taste in your mouth, and […]

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