Category: Gum disease

What is Gingivitis? An Introduction to Gum Disease

What is Gingivitis? An Introduction to Gum Disease

What is gingivitis?  Put simply, it is swelling, inflammation or infection of the gums and the other tissues that hold the teeth in place. Gingivitis is also known as early gum disease, with more advanced stages termed periodontal disease: Gingivitis - This ...

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Gum Disease Treatment And Prevention Tips

Gum Disease Treatment And Prevention Tips

The first stage of gingivitis treatment is to visit your dentist for a thorough check-up of your teeth and gums. This check-up will include your dentist doing some or all of the following:   Gingivitis Treatment: What Can be Done About ...

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Do You Know These 10 Common Symptoms Of Gum Disease?

Do You Know These 10 Common Symptoms Of Gum Disease?

As explained in our introduction to gum diseases, there are a variety of symptoms we should all be aware of that may point towards this common problem. This article will point out the more common signs to watch for. It ...

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Top 10 Ways To Get Rid Of Bleeding Gums Once And For All!

Top 10 Ways To Get Rid Of Bleeding Gums Once And For All!

Healthy gums DO NOT bleed. Bleeding gums are in fact, the cardinal sign of gum disease. Or to put it more simply, it is evidence that your body is fighting an infection in your gums. If this is true in ...

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What Is Dental Plaque and Tartar? … And Why You Should Know The Answer

What Is Dental Plaque and Tartar? … And Why You Should Know The Answer

Plaque and tartar are sometimes viewed as synonymous terms. Even dental professionals sometimes use them interchangeably when talking to patients. But, if we are being precise, plaque is actually the soft sticky substance that you often see coating the teeth ...

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What Causes Bleeding Gums – Exploring This Very Common Problem

What Causes Bleeding Gums – Exploring This Very Common Problem

Do your gums bleed when brushing or when flossing? Are you waking in the morning with a taste of blood in your mouth? This article will help uncover the causes and give you tips on getting rid of such problems. As ...

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Do You Know How To Stop Receding Gums?

Do You Know How To Stop Receding Gums?

Also known as ‘gingival recession‘, receding gums refers to exposure of the roots of the teeth. The roots are normally covered by healthy tissue, also known as the gingiva. This article will explain the causes, prevention and treatment of the ...

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What You Need to Know About Periodontal Disease Treatment

What You Need to Know About Periodontal Disease Treatment

This article will give you summary advice on what you might want to know about periodontal disease treatment.  As you may have read in an introduction to gum diseases, periodontitis is the more severe and damaging form of the condition. ...

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Acute Ulcerative Gingivitis – A Painful Gum Problem

Acute Ulcerative Gingivitis – A Painful Gum Problem

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, ANUG (sometimes just called AUG), is a form of gum disease (more here).  It is easily recognizable in that it usually develops quickly and causes pain in the gums.  Most other gum diseases do not flare up ...

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What You Need To Know About Swollen Gums

What You Need To Know About Swollen Gums

Are you troubled with swollen, inflamed and painful gums that bleed or just look unsightly? Does bad breath come with this? Are you looking for a solution to these problems? Most of us have had such gingival inflammation at one ...

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