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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is gingivitis curable? if so, what are some home remedies?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
It is curable..: But you really need to be evaluated by a dentist. You've diagnosed yourself and you may have a bigger problem than you realize.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, see below:: First and foremost one needs to practice good oral hygiene, brushing teeth and gums with a soft brush and flossing. I strongly advise using a WaterPik or (even better) Hydrofloss to clean particles out of tiny pockets at base of teeth. Healthy diet (avoid sugar). Quality multivitamin and CoQ10. I like Oral Health tincture from HerbPharm, swish in mouth AM and PM. See http://tinyurl.com/he532py
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Good oral hygiene: Dentist should differentiate between gingivitis and periodontitis. Have a professional cleaning to start, then brush & floss as instructed by your Dentist for best results.
Dr. Ted Poczatek
Dentistry 19 years experience
Proper home care: Gingivitis is the inflammation and swelling of the gums preceding any permanent bone loss. If gingivitis is not treated it can lead to periodontal disease which is when bone loss starts to happen. Regular 6 month cleanings at the dentist and proper home care of brushing and flossing should reverse gingivitis. This can be determined by your dentist.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

Any home remedies for gingivitis?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Oral hygiene: Excellent oral hygiene is the way to control. Brush at least twice a day with either a manual or electric toothbrush, and floss. Clean your tongue. Healthy diet. But none of this is sufficient by themselves. You still neeed to have regular dental care. Especially if it has been awhile since you have had your teeth cleaned, you have calculus that is causing swelling and bleeding.
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Flossing twice a day and avoiding sugar containing foods and sodas. Swishing your mouth with ward slat water with a little hydrogen peroside is helpful daily. However DO NOT swallow it.
Jan 4, 2015
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Warm Salt Water not "ward slat water." Sorry!
Jan 4, 2015
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