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Is There A Good Toothpaste For Curing Gingivitis
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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