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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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Tmj: Chewing too much gum can lead to TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more
Very easily. : Other than ur regular home care and brush/floss.. U should rinse with warm salt water( one tea spoon in 4 ounces of water). And also some antibacterial rinse such as listerine. Try avoiding any hot/ spicy food. It is not a big deal.. No worries, if it is a superficial cut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum are pink ; firm: Your lower gums should be the same color as your upper gums. If they are "less pink" then what you are possibly saying its that they are more red. Redness can be a sign of gingivitis or other periodontal inflammation issues. Don't run off to your dentist without at least trying this: floss your teeth daily and use vibratory brushing technique at your gum-tooth interface. No stroking motions! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark gums: Brown gum pigmentation is inherited and not alterable. Diseased gums may appear red rather than pink, and bringing them back to a state of health will return them to a healthy salmon pink color. Gum question or problem, see a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, for state of the art care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy gums: Healthy gums are nice and clean and pink, not red. Redness is a sign of inflammation...Gingivitis or periodontitis. Healthy gums don't bleed, and are tightly attached to the teeth, without the formation of periodontal pockets between the gums and the teeth. Good for you for having a checkup....You should have one every six months. Your dentist will be able to tel if your gums are healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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While having healthy gums is crucial, it's not good to scare or alarm the public with information that's premature. True?
Scared or Informed?: Sometimes a good scare is what people need to address a problem they might not know they have. Gum disease is a good example because it is often painless until the disease is advanced. If you had to choose between being scared or alarmed about your gum condition at age 37 or needing dentures at 47, which would you prefer? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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