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What is the best way to reduce gum inflammation and be specific please?

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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 42 years experience
Too many: For one you need to get it treated by A dentist or a hygienist, next you need to brush and floss regularly and use a mouth wash, then you need to follow up regularly with your dental office. And avoid bad habits such as smoking and sipping sodas and of course minimize your sweets,intake.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your dentist: It's very important to pay attention to your gums. Gums play a major role not only in your dental health, but in your general health. Regardless, the cause of gum inflammation, there are steps you can take to minimize gum damage:see your dentist every 3 month, brush and floss properly 2X/day, drink water, eat well-balanced diet and relax. Call your dentist today.
Dr. Nassif Dawlabani
Specializes in Pediatrics
Brush brush brush you gums even if they initially bleed. If inflammation continues seed dentist
May 25, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin commented
Pain Management 36 years experience
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Dr. Nassif Dawlabani, Great point. Thank you for sharing.
May 25, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Seek prof care: There's no effective do it yourself remedy, pill, poultice, homeopathic, or salve. Inflammation is sign of gum infection. Assuming disease has not progressed to point of gum/bone loss, a professional cleaning followed by daily thorough and complete oral hygiene (follow Dentist or Hygienist's instructions conscientiously) will prevent recurrence.

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