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How do I get rid of gingivitis without scaling?

How do I get rid of gingivitis without scaling?

Polish: My dad always told me to get the mud off of my shoes before i polished them. This same thinking applies to gum disease so best to remove all tartar, calculus and plaque prior to polishing for best results. ...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


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Do all mouthwashes get rid of gingivitis?

Do all mouthwashes get rid of gingivitis?

NO WAY: Gingivitis cannot go away on its own or merely with mouthwashes. The smell and symptoms (bleeding, discomfort, etc., ) may be masked. Get to a dentist for a thorough cleaning and proper dental hygiene instructions. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of gingivitis?

Flossing: The disease is caused by bacteria getting in the space between the gum and tooth.Flossing helps get the bacteria out. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of gingivitis?

How do you get rid of gingivitis?

Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of gingivitis?

How do you  get rid of gingivitis?

Professional care: Gingivitis is caused by a buildup of bacteria called plaque on the teeth and gums. The first step is a professional deep cleaning to remove all the plaque and calculus. Then a good home oral hygiene program is needed to keep the plaque from building up again. Home care consists of effective brushing and flosiing at least 2x/day and a antimicrobial mouth rinse. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of gingivitis?

What are good ways to get rid of gingivitis?

See a gum specialist: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of gingivitis?

Quickly: Providing there are no other complicating factors, gingivitis can clear up in a few days with proper plaque removal. ...Read more

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What can I do to quickly get rid of gingivitis?

What can I do to quickly get rid of gingivitis?

Floss regularly: True gingivitis, limited to just inflammation in the gums, can be reversed with good oral care and regular dental visits. You want to get it checked though to make sure it hasn't progressed to the more serious form of periodontitis. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gingivitis and how long will it take?

How to get rid of gingivitis and how long will it take?

Don't give up!: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Will washing my mouth three fimes a day and using vocal cleaner help me get rid of gingivitis?

Will washing my mouth three fimes a day and using vocal cleaner help me get rid of gingivitis?

Maybe: Not sure what vocal cleaner is. However, good oral hygiene: brushing with Fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, and flossing daily is very important. However, if the process of gingivitis has already started, you may need to see a dentist to clean your teeth and get proper treatment ...Read more

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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