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What does flossing do to benefit your gums?

What does flossing do to benefit your gums?

Get between teeth: Areas a toothbrush can't touch barbies food debris, and plaque.Flossing cleaned these areas and is essential for proper home care! ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to chewing gum?

Are there any health benefits to chewing gum?

Chewing gum: If you cannot brush, chewing sugarless gum after a meal can " help" clean the teeth by increasing saliva flow and dislodging food debris.
However, it is not a substitute for proper brushing and flossing, especially at bedtime. ...Read more

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What the benefit of doxycycline for gum?

What the benefit of doxycycline for gum?

Doxycycline & gums: Doxycycline is an antibiotics given to clear bacterial infections. It can cause staining of teeth so not prescribed to pregnant women and children under the age of 12. ...Read more

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How many minutes shud we chew sugarfree gum everyday and what r the benefits? My gum is sugar free but why is it too sweet?

How many minutes shud we chew sugarfree gum everyday and what r the benefits? My gum is sugar free but why is it too sweet?

Gum chewing: Chewing gum can. Be important for someone with dry mouth to stimulate salvia. Some of the artificial sugars do taste different than regular sugars and some people cannot tolerate them.
That being said the best gum to increase salvia and reduce decay is gum made with xylitol, a natural sugar that, reduces decay causing bacteria.Use about 6 grams of xylitol a day. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?

What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?

Absolutely!: Absolutely! Xylitol based gum stimulates salivary flow and helps keep your teeth clean without feeding sugar to the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Too many articles on the internet to post here. Do a quick search and you will get a better understanding. ...Read more

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Can I use holland and Barrett 99.9% aloe Vera gel on face and on teeth and gums. What are the benefits?

Can I use holland and Barrett 99.9% aloe Vera gel on face and on teeth and gums. What are the benefits?

Not recommended: But you can use Aloe Vera toothpaste that can relieve inflamed gums and strengthen your gums and teeth. Ask your pharmacist for more information. ...Read more

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How long does mastic gum (1000mg per day)to become effective?

How long does mastic gum (1000mg per day)to become effective?

Mastic Gum: Hi, for what purpose do you want to use it for? The only scientific data I found was in New England Journal of Medicine to treat Ulcer, see below
http://www. Nejm. Org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199812243392618 ...Read more

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I am taking 1000 mg (mastic gum) in the morning and one in the night. Also, I'm taking manuka honey 400 MGO before bedtime. Is this safe?

I am taking 1000 mg (mastic gum) in the morning and one in the night. Also, I'm taking manuka honey 400 MGO before bedtime. Is this safe?

Yes: I presume you are taking mastic gum to help with stomach upset, perhaps even diagnosed as having Helicobacter Pylori infection, and the honey as a helping therapy. The dose you mention for the mastic is a little on the high side, but shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Does mastic gum kills h pylori?

Does mastic gum kills h pylori?

It may: There is some evidence that suggests it is a treatment for h.pylori. Check with your doctor if you are concerned! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is mastic gum safe while nursing a 21 month old?

Probably yes but Y??: Do you have an ulcer? You always should ask yourself what is your goal in taking any particular substance into your body? And how long am I going to be taking it for. It is a concept called risk versus benefit. Is the risk taken worth the presumed benefit to be gained? ...Read more

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I take 1000mg of mastic gum every morning for GERD and gastric upset and it really helps. Can I take another 500-1000mg in the evening?

I take 1000mg of mastic gum every morning for GERD and gastric upset and it really helps. Can I take another 500-1000mg in the evening?

Definite maybe: Mastic gum is a natural treatment for gerd and usually taking a second dosage at night will not cause any harm, but I will refer you to the instructions written on the label and to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking 2000 mg a day of mastic gum & 400 MGO of makuna honey. Could this combination effect my period? Bec I am 2 days late.

I am taking 2000 mg a day of mastic gum & 400 MGO of makuna honey. Could this combination effect my period? Bec I am 2 days late.

Unclear: There is concern that manuka honey may actually delay healing in people who have ulcers related to diabetes. Other side effects : Allergic reaction, especially in people who are allergic to bees,
Risk of a rise in blood sugar,
Possible interaction with certain chemotherapy drugs. Unclear if effect upon your menstrual period. Speak with your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Should I chew mastic gum? I heard it kills alot of bad bacteria such as H Pylori among others. Any negative effects from mastic gum?

Mastic gum: Despite being very hyped on the Internet, mastic gum has not shown to be effective at eliminating H pylori, particularly when compared to antibiotic regimens which approach 90% efficacy. If you have indigestion or dyspepsia, it's best to see your doctor to be diagnosed as to the actual cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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My urea test breathe test is negative. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole). I can't take deep breathe through mouth properly. Why is that? Mastic gum is good while taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

My urea test breathe test is negative. I'm taking nexium (esomeprazole). I can't take deep breathe through mouth properly. Why is that? Mastic gum is good while taking nexium (esomeprazole)?

GE reflux: Mastic is used for stomach and intestinal ulcers, breathing problems, muscle aches, and bacterial and fungal infections. It is also used to improve blood circulation. Chewing the resin releases substances that freshen the breath and tighten the gums. I'm not sure if your breathing trouble is related to your reflux, suggest you see a doc to look and see if you are aspirating food into airways ...Read more

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I'm currently taking mastic gum and dgl. I'm planning on doing urea breath test for h pylori in a few weeks. Will these supplements interfere the test?

I'm currently taking mastic gum and dgl. I'm planning on doing urea breath test for h pylori in a few weeks. Will these supplements interfere the test?

Best to stop them...: While the data on mastic gum and DGL is limited, and while the American Gastroenterological Association does not endorse them as treatments for H pylori, they can potentially interfere with the test.

If the mastic gum kills some but not all of the H pylori, this may result in a "false negative" test. In other words, the test may state you don't have H pylori but in fact you still do. ...Read more

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What are common gum problems?

What are common gum problems?

Gus and bone: Gingivitis and periodontitis are the most common. The next most common is loss of attachment commonly referred to as gum recession. ...Read more

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What to do about gum pockets?

What to do about gum pockets?

See Specialist: See the Periodontist - the specialist in gum tissue treatment. Get a complete exam and diagnosis and discuss your condition and options for treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is it bad to chew gum all day?

Is it bad to chew gum all day?

IF YOU TALK TO A: Dentist, yes.
If it is sugarless and it keeps you drinking water and not eating junk, as an internist dealing with the obesity epidemic, i'd say keep chewing! ...Read more

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Is it ok to let kids chew gum?

Is it ok to let kids chew gum?

Sugar Free ONLY: You cant't stop them but at least train them to use sugar free. ...Read more

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Cut gum off will it grow back?

Cut gum off will it grow back?

I would have this: Evaluated by your dentist. He or she will be in a better position to assess that. ...Read more

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What are some common gum issue?

What are some common gum issue?

The most common: Is gum inflammation or gingivitis. The next most common is recession of the gums. Both can be treated by a periodontist who is a specialist in gum treatment. Please feel free to e-mail me at dhschneid@gmail. Com and I will help you locate a good periodontist near you. ...Read more

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What gum brand lasts the longest?

What gum brand lasts the longest?

Xylitol: I'm not sure which kind lasts longer, but I am sure that you want to chew the kind that has xylitol as the sweetener. Always buy sugarless, and go with the brands with xylitol. By interacting with the bacteria in your mouth, the xylitol actually helps prevent tooth decay. ...Read more

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How can a crown stay on/in your gum?

How can a crown stay on/in your gum?

It can't: A crown is a durable covering made of porcelain or metal placed over a tooth to strengthen the tooth due to decay, fracture, breakage, etc. There has to be a usable amount of tooth for the crown to be adhered to. The edge or margin can be placed just below the gum line but a crown cannot sit on just gums. Crowns are cemented or bonded to the existing tooth. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Why do I have a black gum?

Hello Dr. Why do I have a black gum?

Many factors: It can be a normal variant just like there are different skin tones. It's likely due to a buildup of melanin in the gingiva. It can also be caused by certain medications and smoking as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my gum grow back?

Depends: All depends on what has caused it to deteriorate. See the specialist - the Periodontist- for examination and diagnosis and causative factor determination. Then discuss your options. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of darker lower gum?

What is the cause of darker lower gum?

Melanin: Can cause dark discoloration of the gums based on ethnicity and it is normal.
If the the darker color (e.g. Dark red) is caused by gum disease, it will also involve inflammation due to engorgement of blood due to irritants, e.g. Tartar, plaque, calcular deposits, . Please see your dentist if it is raising some worries. ...Read more

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Why is the gum above my crown receding?

Irritation: Very common for tissue to recede around a crown. The area must be kept clean, but not damaged due to overzealous brushing. ...Read more