How to Treat Gum Disease


The diseases of gums are not given importance as other harmful diseases such as infarctions but they can lead to disastrous situations. Gum disease is designated as periodontal disease, its main cause is plaque, a patch of deposit that contains bacteria and adheres firmly to the surface of a tooth; it is very harmful.

In case of a gum disease, gums swell, bleed, and there is a sense of poor breathing and pain. The fortunate news is that the gum disease can be largely prevented with care, and use of simple steps, the problem may be accurately managed.

And now, how to cure gum disease:

  • Floss daily. This removes particles from the teeth and between them. These particles can become colonies of bacteria in no time. Extract 18 inch floss from and wound it round your fingers. Then make the floss move through in a saw like motion in your fingers. Toothpicks can be used if it hurts. In gingivitis the gums bleed after flossing. Then, you may clean your tongue; otherwise the germs will remain in mouth.

  • Rinse your mouth with a mouthwash. A mouthwash with cool anti-plaque formulation serves the purpose.
  • Vitamin C which is present in citrus fruits is very important for the prevention of Scurvy. Oranges and Pineapples are major sources. Multi-vitamins can provide the nutrients needed for proper gums but these are artificial. Excessive vitamin C can be very dangerous to enamel. By drinking water and tea many gum diseases can be averted. Onion and garlic is also very effective.
  • Smoking and sugary edibles have many deleterious effects on teeth. Tobacco also increases the chances of cancer because when tobacco decomposes harmful products are formed, known as carcinogens. Sugar is actually sucrose which is nutritious enough and helps bacteria grow. Stress should not be taken by persons affected by gum disorders.
  • Go to your dentist every three months. A dentist possesses the tools necessary to provide your teeth a thorough cleaning and it also helps remove tartar build-up in a process called scaling, after this, oral irrigation is done to reach areas where we cannot reach by home methods. A dentist is able to assess oral health, its maintenance and cleaning, and correct your techniques of brushing.
  • A dental surgeon can help if you are having serious abnormalities in your teeth. He can get through with it in no time because he sees all more clearly. He can also disturb the bacterial colonies in the plaque. Some people are predisposed to the oral anomalies due to hereditary causes. So you should study your family’s history of gum diseases: If your blood relations are affected with such abnormalities, you should tighten your belts and plan your safety. Take care.
Be Sociable, Share!

Related posts:

  1. How to Treat Gingivitis
  2. How to Take Care of Your Teeth When You Have Diabetes
  3. How to Treat Bad Breath
  4. How to Whiten you Teeth at Home
  5. How to Treat Yeast Infections in People with Liver Disease

Filed Under: Health & Personal Care

Tags:

About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

RSSComments (0)

Trackback URL

Comments are closed.