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Do my gums look healthy if pink and shiney?

Do my gums look healthy if pink and shiney?

Yes, partially: Pink is the right color rather than bright red or magenta. The critical area is often the gums between the teeth that are called papillae. Pink here is really good. The texture of the gums should be stippled, not shiny and smooth. Shiny and blood could indicate edema and beginning inflammation. Inflammation in the gums is a serious problem. It leads to bacterial presence in your blood vessel. ...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


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Dds: can a raised healthy coral pink gingiva mimic the appearance of a gum abscess but not be one? Visit with perio. In 2 weeks.

Dds: can a raised healthy coral pink gingiva mimic the appearance of a gum abscess but not be one? Visit with perio. In 2 weeks.

Yes: Chronic infections can take on a more pinkish tone, rather than the reddish swollen and soft acute infections. It may also be a gingival overgrowth or benign lesion which can be common. ...Read more

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Since brushing and flossing my teeth for a week the bleeding has stopped and gums look healthy and pink does this mean the infection is clearing up ?

Bleeding Gums: Yes ,bleeding is a sign of unhealthy Gingiva. When this stops so does the body's attack against the disease. Keep it up. The best oral health care possible will cure it.. Best BD ...Read more

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Is chewing gum bad for health?

Is chewing gum bad for health?

Here/there is OK: Sugarless gum is probably not a bad thing..But anything in excess is not a good thing. Sugarless gum contains sorbitol...A laxitive and so excessive use may cause some stomach/intestinal upset etc... Also, excessive chewing will strain your jaws/tmj, wear-out your teeth etc...So, moderation, rorome! be sensible, stay healthy... Good luck. ...Read more

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What do healthy gums look like?

What do healthy gums look like?

Pink and stippled: The simple answer is coral pink in color and stippled with texture, indicating no inflammation or fluid retention. Healthy gums are extremely important to systemic blood vessel lining health. The bacteria can induce healthy gums to change quickly if left in place for more than a day and supplied with food. The saliva and your immune system will fail to keep them in check. Open wounds result. ...Read more

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Pink swollen painless gum . Is it ok?

Pink swollen painless gum . Is it ok?

See details: It is probably related to periodontal disease. See a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the health risk of chewing gum ?

What is the health risk of  chewing gum ?

Cavities: Headaches, jaw pain, and if you are chewing sugary gum then cavities. Gum isn't that bad for you. Sugar-free gum is actually very good for your teeth. ...Read more

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