It seems like everyone talks about illnesses these days. We should be aware of any bacteria that can make us ill or sick. And of course, we shouldn’t forget about mouth bacteria, especially the ones that penetrate gums. Do you know that there are several gum diseases caused by bacteria? And as Dentists, here are some of the gum disease treatments that we approved.
Plaque buildup on teeth and along the gum line is the most common cause of gum disease. Plaque is a bacteria-filled sticky covering. With the mouth’s inflammatory response, the immune system works to get rid of plaque. The redness and swelling of the gums around the tooth are some of the early signs of gum disease. There are a lot of stages of Gum diseases, but in this article we will just tackle the first stage which is Gingivitis. And how to treat it.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It affects the gum’s surface layers, especially the area where the gum meets the tooth. There is no damage to the deeper sections of the gums, teeth, or bone at this point.
Gingivitis symptoms include:
- Gums that bleed, especially after brushing or eating.
- Red and Swollen Gums.
The good news is, we can reverse Gingivitis.
If the gums are puffy and red, don’t stop brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush will help to remove the bacteria and plaque. And through brushing, we can remove the culprits causing the problem. In doing so, gums should start to look and feel better.
Preventing gum disease is another great way to keep your teeth and mouth healthy. Gum disease usually begins as a mild infection, but if not cared for, it can lead to serious problems. One can experience tooth loss and even heart disease. Before you know it, you could be facing major dental issues that affect your health. To help prevent these problems in the future, try changing up your habits.
Always keep in mind to:
- Brush your teeth and gum line twice a day, before going to bed and in the morning.
- Use fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles.
- Use floss or another item recommended by a dentist or oral health practitioner.
Other factors that can help the prevention of gum disease include:
- Not smoking
- Keeping blood sugar levels under control. Anyone experiencing diabetes increases their risk of gum diseases.
- Consuming large amounts of water.
- Make an appointment for a dental examination.
If your gums are swollen or bleeding, or if you have any other concerns about your mouth, see your dentist. Early gum disease treatments might help save teeth. Inquire with oral health professionals about how often you should have a check-up.
To know more about Gum Disease Treatment, Call us at 979-308-4450 or visit our website https://www.angletonfamilydental.com/.