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A 20-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 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.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 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.
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Dr. Nassif Dawlabani
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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 37 years experience
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Dr. Nassif Dawlabani, Great point. Thank you for sharing.
May 25, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 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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