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I am 25 years young and my mouth is showing signs of gum disease. Aren't I too young?

I am 25 years young and my mouth is showing signs of gum disease.  Aren't I too young?

See your dentist: Periodontal diseases can occur at any age, but most cases are in adults over age 30. See your dentist, early diagnosis is critical for successful treatment. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can gum disease affect one side of the mouth or the whole of it?

Can gum disease affect one side of the mouth or the whole of it?

Both: It can either be site specific, or generalized in the whole mouth. Back teeth seem to be more susceptible because of root shapes and being harder to properly clean... ...Read more

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Gum color is different throughout mouth. Some areas a very light pink, others are slightly darker. No history of gum disease- is this normal?

Gum color is different throughout mouth. Some areas a very light pink, others are slightly darker. No history of gum disease- is this normal?

It is normal: Gingival color varies according to degree of vascularity, thickness of the epithelium and melanin pigmentation throughout the entire oral cavity. ...Read more

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Can I rinse my mouth with clorox to help fight gum disease?

No. Do not.: Clorox is a cleaning product for the house and has bleach, making it dangerous. Please do not do it. Please see my comment for good products to fight gum disease. Again, please do not use clorox. ...Read more

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Can peroxide mouth rinses remove plaque or prevent gum disease?

Rinses dont reach: Gum disease is below the gum tissue. Rinses are good above the gum, but cannot reach beneath the gum tissue and even if they were directed below the gum tissue they would be flushed out by the fluid that forms there. You treat gum disease with a method like the perio protect method that delivers doctor selected medicines below the gum tissue where it controls the bacteria. ...Read more

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Does gum disease affect your whole mouth? I'm not sure if it is a spider bite or gum disease?

Does gum disease affect your whole mouth? I'm not sure if it is a spider bite or gum disease?

Yes: Yes gum disease can affect your whole mouth. I would recommend you have a dentist evaluate your mouth to rule out a spider bite. Hope this helps, . ...Read more

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Gums in one part of my mouth are red and inflamed. is this gum disease? what should I do to treat this?

It could be...: .. but it needs to be examined to know for sure. You may have food or calculus stuck there, there may be a cavity, but at a minimum it is inflamed. To determine what causd it and what treatment is needed, please see a local dentist. ...Read more

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What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for gum disease?

What's the best toothpaste and mouth wash for gum disease?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Which is better for dry mouth and gum disease - ctx3 rinse, biotene, or closys.

Which is better for dry mouth and gum disease - ctx3 rinse, biotene, or closys.

All three: All three can be used for dry mouth but the root cause of why you have a dry mouth should be checked if not already. Sjogrens disease can cause this very thing and can be treated. good luck ...Read more

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If you have gum disease on one tooth or one area of the mouth, does the disease spread to other teeth?

Seek treatment ASAP: The bacteria infection can spread through your mouth, enter the blood stream and affect other parts of the body. If you have have gum disease, you should seek treatment ASAP. ...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


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