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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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Toothpaste for preventing gingivitis? Do those toothpastes and mouthwashes that claim to fight tartar also help prevent gingivitis? Are they really better than regular toothpastes?

Prevent Gingivitis: They're not better just different they contain a chemical that keeps the calcium in your saliva from hardening in your plaque. If you brush well enough the plaque will not build up to be able to solidify into tartar. If you do have an excessive amount of buildup you should have your systemic ph checked. Your body ph can be too acidic leading calcium to be leached out of your bones. ...Read more

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Over-the-counter gingivitis cures? Do any of the various mouth wash and toothpastes that say they will cure gingivitis actually do that? Is regular blushing, flossing and visits to the dentist enough, or do I really need to get any of these special produc

OTC remedies do work: Home care using mouthwash, toothpaste, brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentists are all ways to reverse gingivitis. However, if gingivitis becomes more advanced, ie. Involves destruction of bone supporting the roots of teeth, then advance gum therapies, only available by your dentist is indicated. ...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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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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What is a good mouthwash for heavy gingivitis ?

Gingivitis: Listerine or closys are excellent anti bacterials, however, they do not replace daily brushing and flossing and seeing a dentist/hygienist to remove the bacteria that accumulates under the gum- the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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What is a good mouthwash for fighting stains and/or gingivitis?

Mouthwash: Most of the products are comparable. For the most effective treatment you will need professional care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is corsodyl good for gingivitis?

Yes, it can be...: Corsodyl is a brand of clorhexidene gluconate, which is often used by the brand peridex, (chlorhexidine gluconate) or many other equivalents. It is an anti microbial that helps in reducing certain bacteria associated with gingivitis and periodontitis. It should be prescribed and used under the supervision of a dentist to make sure that the etiology of the disease is being addressed... It is not a cure-all on its own... ...Read more

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My boyfriend has gingivitis and i discovered he has used my toothbrush. Can i get gingivitis or any other gum disease? Also, other than good oral hygiene, what can he do for his gum issues? Thank you.

My boyfriend has gingivitis and i discovered he has used my toothbrush.  Can i get gingivitis or any other gum disease? Also, other than good oral hygiene, what can he do for his gum issues?  Thank you.

Not probable!: Sure, gingivitis and most bacterial issues are transmittable between species however one needs to susceptible. If you are flossing daily, brushing in a vibratory manner at the gum tooth interface, you probably don't have and are not susceptible to gum issues from your boyfriends tooth brush. Think about it...You are kissing the guy ; you're ok! isn't that a more direct means of transmission!. ...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