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Is listerine good for your gums when you already have a bad gum disease?

Is listerine good for your gums when you already have a bad gum disease?

No: That like digging a hole to plant a tree with a spoon! if you have moderate to advanced gum disease, you need definitive treatment. There are no shortcuts. See a periodontist asap. The longer you wait, the worse the prognosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


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Is good oral hygiene best known way to treat gum disease?

Is good oral hygiene best known way to treat gum disease?

Yes, for gingivitis!: The greatest prevalence of gum disease is gingivitis. This is an inflammation of the upper visible surfaces of the gums. It is completely reversible by daily flossing and a vibratory toothbrushing technique used at the gum-tooth interface. If you skip a single day of flossing and brushing, a new inflammatory response will occur to the new "growth" of plaque and gingivitis reoccurs. ...Read more

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Is having good oral hygiene the best way to treat gum disease?

Is having good oral hygiene the best way to treat gum disease?

Only one way of..: Good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease and maintain a healthy mouth following treatment. However, having routine check-ups and cleanings are also essential as even dentists miss cleaning a spot here or there over time and need professional cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. Good nutrition & medical check-ups are also important to maintain overall general health. ...Read more

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Is the brand gum a good toothbrush for gum disease or not? Why?

Is the brand gum a good toothbrush for gum disease or not? Why?

Yes: In my experience gum makes many good toothbrushes, however, the brand of a toothbrush is not really that important. Most importantly is always using a soft toothbrush and following proper technique. A review of proper oral hygiene can be found here http://perioprecision.Com/oral-hygiene.Shtml. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and have really bad gum disease, particularly my bottom gums. They're really swollen. What am i supposed to do?

I'm 17 and have really bad gum disease, particularly my bottom gums. They're really swollen. What am i supposed to do?

Professional exam: You need to see your dental professional asap to reduce permanent damage to teeth bone and gums. It might in rare case be a sign of systemic disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early gum disease before it gets bad?

Bleeding gums: If you see blood when you're brushing your teeth, chances are you have gum disease. Don't delay, see a dentist for an evaluation and cleaning, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for gum disease?

What is a good cure for gum disease?

Remission!: Treatment for gum disease starts with a visit to your dentist. You will need a comprehensive exam, periodontal charting, x-rays all in order for a proper diagnosis. Once your condition is established, your dentist can discuss your individual treatment needs, go over your responsibility for maintenance at home and frequency of repeat professional visits. Gum disease can go into remission, not cured ...Read more

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Can flossing stop gum disease? I've never been good at flossing until i recently made an effort. When i started, my gums really bled, but they no longer do. Does this mean that any gum disease is gone, or are my gums just used to the floss? .

Congratulations! : Congratulations! you have taken a very important step to better dental health and most likely better medical health for you entire body. Bleeding gums are a sign that something is wrong. The fact that your gums have stopped bleeding from better home care probably means that you probably only have the early stages of gum disease. When you remove the soft plaque that accumulates on your teeth and under your gums, the harmful process of toxic waste products which are produced when bacteria use this nourishment to live on, is controlled and the gums begin to heal. However, i think that it is important to see your dentist regularly to evaluate not only your teeth for cavities, but you overall dental health. It is still possible to have hard calculus which form on the teeth, which you can not necessarily see nor remove yourself, and which needs to be regularly removed by your dentist or a dental hygienist. ...Read more

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Is it good vitamin C tablets for gum disease?

It may help: Vitamin c deficiency contributes to gum disease. Vitamin c is an antioxidant which aids in the maintenance and repair of connective tissue. Its antioxidant properties help in the oxidant rich environment of gum disease. Smokers in particular are very susceptible to have vitamin c deficiency. But, gum disease needs to be professionally treated, because vitamin c deficiency is just one risk factor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad breath caused by gum disease?

How can I get rid of bad breath caused by gum disease?

Dental exam: You may notice a fetid odor or loosening teeth or the gum tissue between your teeth will get gray or white and flatten; but the only sure diagnosis is from a periodontal exam and x-rays with your dentist. As long as the bacteria is in your gums, your breath may never get better. ...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


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease ...Read more