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Yellow deposit on my gum has started what is this &what is the remedy?

Yellow deposit on my gum has started  what is this &what is the remedy?

Tartar need cleaning: It sounds like you need to have your teeth cleaned. Plaque (a bacterial film that attaches to teeth) is removed when we brush and floss our teeth. If this film is not removed by proper brushing, it hardens into calculus (or tartar). Overtime, this tartar will turn yellow as it stains from coffee, tea, etc. This tartar can be removed by your dentist during a professional teeth cleaning. ...Read more

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Amyloid (Definition)

Amyloid is a kind of protein which can build up and accumulate in tissues and organs causing the organ to fail. The disease called amyloidosis occurs when the amyloid buildup causes organ problems. It may be seen associated with other diseases such as multiple myeloma, and can occur on its own. In alzheimer's disease amyloid can build up in the brain and brain ...Read more


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I have receding gums in my lower front teeth and food gets deposited around the gumline..Is there any way to get back normal healthy gums?

I have receding gums in my lower front teeth and food gets deposited around the gumline..Is there any way to get back normal healthy gums?

See a dentist: For this, you need good dental care and ongoing personal care habits (brushing and flossing teeth.) please see a dentist for assessment of your current condition and recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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Foods that heal gums?

None!: The best thing to keep your gums healthy is good oral home care and seeing your dentist regularly for a regular exams and periodontal maintenance therapy. More than 600 different species of microorganism inhabit the human mouth. Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in your mouth organized in dental plaque. Except for water anything in your mouth can be used by dental plaque to thrive. ...Read more

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Why does my gum bleed ?

Why does my gum bleed ?

CauseYou don't floss: If you don't floss daily (never skipping days) your gums will continue to bleed. That is because plaque will build up and your gums will have an almost immediate inflammatory bleeding response to its "foreign" nature. Toothbrushing for good oral hygiene is a total myth! if it really worked, there would be no tooth decay or gum disease! ...Read more

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What causes gums to itch?

What causes gums to itch?

Itchy gums: This can be due to gum inflammation. Periodontal disease or some new product or food. ...Read more

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What causes blood of the gum?

What causes blood of the gum?

GINGIVITIS: Bleeding gums is a sign of moderate to severe gingivitis. The gums are either invected or irritated by plaque or calculus ont he teeth. See your dentist for a thorough exam and prophylaxis(tooth cleaning). In the meantime start flossing and brushing to remove the plaque. Hormonal changes may also cause gums to bleed. ...Read more

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What are the effects of guar gum?

What are the effects of guar gum?

Used as a laxative: Guar gum is used as a laxative. It is also used for treating diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), obesity, and diabetes; for reducing cholesterol; and for preventing “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis). Not really a dental question but i hope it helps. ...Read more

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Why is my gum constantly bleeding ?

Why is my gum constantly bleeding ?

Gum help: First you need to floss daily and correctly, then brush three times a day even at the gum line, then stop using soda, have your teeth cleaned at a dental office, and get proper nutrition. See a dentist soon because this can be a serious problem left untreated. ...Read more

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What causes gums to get discolored?

What causes gums to get discolored?

Permanent: Discoloration can be due to certain chronically taken medication, melanin pigmentation, or metals leeching from restorations or actual particles of a restoration becoming engulfed by macrophages within mucosa and becoming permanently "deposited". Certain disease processes can also lead to discolored gingiva. Discoloration can range from dark brown, blue, reddish or white or admixture of these. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more