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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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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?

No : Pink , swollen gums could be due to infection of gums or teeth . See dentist or your doctor , in mean time saline gargles can be tried . ...Read more

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How do I know if my gums are healthy?

How do I know if my gums are healthy?

Dentist tells you: Many patients have periodontal problems and don't show any outward symptoms. Don't assume that if it doesn't hurt you are fine. See a local dentist for an exam. ...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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Color of bottom gums seem to become less pink, what do you suggest?

Color of bottom gums seem to become less pink, what do you suggest?

Pink gums: Not sure what this means, but it is not possible to answer without more information and a visual exam. See your dentist or a periodontist for an examination and evaluation of tissue health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can keep a cut on gums healthy until it heals?

Can you tell me how i can keep a cut on gums healthy until it heals?

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 more

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Color of bottom gums seem to become less pink, should I be concerned?

Color of bottom gums seem to become less pink, should I be concerned?

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 more

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I have dark gums - what is the most recommended procedure to make them pink? Thanks.

I have dark gums - what is the most recommended procedure to make them pink? Thanks.

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 more

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How do you know if you have healthy gum?. Other than them being nice and clean and red?

How do you know if you have healthy gum?. Other than them being nice and clean and red?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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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Could it be healthy for my gums to still be bleeding?

Could it be healthy for my gums to still be bleeding?

NO: Healthy gums do not bleed. If you are keeping the teeth exceptionally clean and there is still bleeding, there maybe an underlying cause that contributes to the bleeding. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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