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Gingivitis

Sparkling white teeth?
There's a chance you're suffering from Gingivitis.

Gingivitis is a very common dental ailment that affect virtually everyone at one time or the other. It may be entirely painless, which is why it is often overlooked.

Symptoms ::
Red swollen gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, loose teeth, persistent bad breath. The cause can be infection due to anaerobic bacteria. If left untreated it can develop into more serious bone disease called Periodontitis which could call for extraction of the entire set of teeth.

Tips to good dental hygiene ::
Include citrus fruits and raw vegetables in your diet. Avoid snacking between meals. Cut down on sweets and starchy food that are high in carbohydrates.

Brush twice a day and floss every night. It's best to use a fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash; when the gums recede fluoride safeguards the exposed root surface from decay and is an ideal anti-cavity agent. Visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.


 
 
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