How to Prevent Gingivitis - THE DENTIST HOUSTON

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How to Prevent Gingivitis?:

How to Prevent Gingivitis?

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Healthy gums are a sign of strong oral health and they also improve your overall smile, making you more approachable and confident. However, if you’re suffering from persistent bad breath, sensitive gums that bleed while brushing, or swollen gums, you may be suffering from gingivitis symptoms , a common but dangerous gum disease. If you see any signs of gingivitis, you should consult URBN Dental and set up an appointment immediately . What Is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and it leads to inflammation of the gums. This disease usually occurs because of the unchecked accumulation of plaque and tartar along your gum line, which, in turn, leads to bacterial decay. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress further and infect the bones below the gums, leading to a dangerous condition called periodontitis .

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Symptoms of Gingivitis There are a number of warning signs and symptoms of gingivitis that you should look out for: The primary initial sign of gingivitis is swollen and red gums caused by inflammation. Your gums also become extremely sensitive and they start bleeding when you brush your teeth. Your teeth seem larger because your gums start receding. You suffer from persistent bad breath regardless of how much you brush your teeth or use mouthwash. Some of your teeth may become loose and shaky because of the receding gum line. Exposure of the dentin part of the teeth due to gum recession makes your teeth extremely sensitive.

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Gingivitis Treatment Gingivitis can be treated with a deep dental treatment comprising of two procedures — scaling and root planning. During the scaling procedure, the dental hygienist will scrape off all traces of your plaque and tartar, even from the gums . The root planning procedure will only be necessary if the gum disease has spread to the bones as well. During this procedure, the dental hygienist or dentist will smoothen the root of your teeth so that it can be reattached to the gums . The moment you notice any signs of gingivitis — swollen gums, red gums, bleeding gums, sensitive teeth — you need to contact your emergency dentist immediately. The dentist will run a series of clinical examinations to understand the source of your symptoms and they’ll also examine your gum health. Following that, they may run some x-ray scans to detect anomalies in your bone, teeth, or jaws. Once the preliminary examination is complete, the dentist near me will curate the gingivitis treatment plan suited for your needs.

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Gingivitis Prevention One of the best way to prevent gingivitis is to follow consistent oral hygiene practices. The following are some tips on how to prevent gingivitis altogether. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. You should ideally use an electric toothbrush and an abrasive dentist-recommended toothpaste. Floss your teeth after every meal so that you can remove every trace of food particles from between your teeth. Use dentist-recommended antibacterial mouthwash to rinse your mouth every day. This will prevent bacterial decay. Go for regular dentist office near me for cleaning appointments every 3 to 6 months. During these sessions, the dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and get rid of all accumulated plaque and tartar, thus preventing the chance of getting gum disease. If the dentist states that you have some disease and you need treatment, heed their advice. If you allow gum diseases to fester, they can become dangerous and may lead to bone and tooth loss. Candies and sweets invite bacteria, so limit your sweet consumption. Stop tobacco consumption as it drastically increases the risk of gingivitis and numerous other diseases.

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