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I want to target bacteria that causes gingivitis, not listerine. So are there any recommendations?

I want to target bacteria that causes gingivitis, not listerine. So are there any recommendations?

Oral DNA testing is: The state of the art in bacterial diagnosis. Many dentists connected to the american academy of oral systemic health do this on a regular basis in treating gum disease so that the correct antibiotic can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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How to keep gingivitis bacteria low during pregnancy to avoid preterm labor?

How to keep gingivitis bacteria low during pregnancy to avoid preterm labor?

That's Easy: That's an easy one. All you have to do is what you should be doing already anyway. Brush thoroughly after each meal, floss at least once a day, and see a dentist/hygienist as often as recommended. If they think every 6months is good, then that's what you should do. If your dental team suggests a shorter interval, that's what you should do. Also, eat healthy and don't smoke, and you should be fine. ...Read more

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Dentist did laser/deep cleaning on teeth/gums. I have gum disease. Bacteria test is positive. Have stomach ulcers. Can i take align with metronizadole?

Dentist did laser/deep cleaning on teeth/gums. I have gum disease. Bacteria test is positive. Have stomach ulcers. Can i take align with metronizadole?

Not necessary: Align is a probiotic supplement for your digestive health. Antibiotic may kill the good bacteria and disrupt the balance of its activities. When using lanap or laser therapy, most of the time the antibiotic is an adjunctive procedure and not required. Discuss with your periodontist about not using antibiotics. Strict follow up, occlusal adjustment, and recall is what brings success to your tx. ...Read more

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Is gingivitis hereditary?

Is gingivitis hereditary?

Bacteria causes it.: Gingivitis is inflammation of the soft gum tissue, the diagnosis implies that the bone that supports the teeth is not affected. Like some other conditions, you may inherit a tendency toward gingivitis, but you cannot not inherit the condition. It is caused by germs accumulating at the gum line. ...Read more

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Are these symptoms of gingivitis?

Gingivitis symptoms: Gingivitis is a form of gum disease, involving infection and inflammation of tissues surrounding teeth. It is usually painless, with subtle symptoms in the early stages. The first sign of gingivitis that most people notice is bleeding gums during tooth brushing. Other symptoms include redness, tenderness, or puffiness of the gums. Loose teeth and abscesses can indicate more advanced gum disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gingivitis?

What are the tests for gingivitis?

See a periodontist: You are best seeing a dentist who can examine you and evaluate your gum condition. Signs of gingivitis are sometimes swollen gums and/or bleeding gums also possible bad breath from food particles, plaque or acid products it is easy to treat in its early stage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Gums that have areas of red rather than pink, that bleed easily when flossing or brushing and gums that may look swollen or larger than normal. See your dentist for a check up as it is easily cured with a cleaning and good homecare. ...Read more

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What to do if i may have gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Earliest stage of gum disease. Readily treatable early. If allowed to progress will become exceedingly more difficult and expensive to treat. So don't wait. Call your dentist now! your dentist will help you or refer you on to a gum specialist, a periodontist. Again, don't wait. ...Read more

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Wondering what the symptoms of gingivitis are?

Gum bleeding: Gingivitis, by definition, is infllammation of gingiva (gum tissue). Inflammation can be defined as localized pooling of fluids, i.e., bacteria, bacterial product, and host factors. Thus the symptoms are bleeding gum, swollen gum with round bulbous margin. Gum tissue changes includes color (light pink to red due to vascular genesis) and texture (flat to swollen, round, bulbous). ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more