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Can someone tell me how people get rid of gingivitis caused by mouth breathing?

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Dr. Fernando Juliao answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Complex...: Consider eval with md for tonsil and adenoids removal or other medical reasons for mouth-breathing (chronic sinusitis?). Then consider evaluation with orthodontist to evaluate possible jaw-size discrepancy. Solution may be complex but worth your effort to explore! you have gingivitis because your gums are irritated and getting too dry.

Answered 2/23/2014

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Dr. Jeffrey Briney answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Hygiene Appts: Mouth breathing gingivitis is most often caused by "dry mouth syndrome" which causes the gingival tissues to become irritated and inflamed due to saliva not being present to neutralize an acidic environment in the mouth. A great solution is to use biotine which is a newer mouth rinse to help stimulate proper saliva flow. Most of my patients also have their teeth cleaned more regularly (every 3 mos.

Answered 11/11/2015

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