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Doctor insights on: My Gums Are White Around My Teeth

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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


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Iv had my teeth cleaned dose that mean my gum deisea has gone?

Iv had my teeth cleaned dose that mean my gum deisea has gone?

Good 1st step: Treating active gum disease requires more than a cleaning. It requires rigorous maintenance on your part. Sometimes surgery is required. Please talk to your dentist about the complexity and severity of your gum disease, the treatment plan going forward, and if the services of a periodontist, a gum specialist, are warranted. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Sugarless is best: Chewing sugared gum constantly bathes the teeth in sugar. Sugarless is preferred. If you get headaches or a tired jaw from chewing then you should avoid it. ...Read more

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Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

It depends on type : The damage that chewing gums does to your teeth depends on the kindofgum you chew and how frequently you chew. Regular gum with sugar will increase decay. Chewing gum cn be very helpful for someone with dry mouth because it helps to stimulate saliva production. Xylitol gums will protect the teeth from decay. Chewing can increase TMJ pain in us suseptable people. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can my gums grow down on my teeth?

Can my gums grow down on my teeth?

Bone loss ?: If you have bone loss secondary to periodontitis, and your gums have receded, then no, they will not regenerate and migrate to cover your exposed roots or fill in the dark triangles near the gum line. Please have yourself evaluated by a periodontist to help prevent further bone and tooth loss. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

Maybe.: If the gum you chew is sugarless it is postulated that the action of chewing removes plaque from the surfaces involved. Chewing also stimulates salive production which helps to fight cavities. If the gum is sugared, you're inviting more damage due to cavities than any good effects available. ...Read more

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What chewing gum is best for teeth?

What chewing gum is best for teeth?

Sugar Free/Xylitol: Sugar free chewing gum with the first few ingredients being xylitol is best. The xylitol will aid in fighting cavities. Trident & spry are just a couple. ...Read more

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Why is chewing gum bad for my teeth?

Why is chewing gum bad for my teeth?

It's Usually Not: If you have healthy teeth, healthy gums, and healthy jaw joints and muscles, chewing gum is usuall fine. In fact, sugarless gum or a variety with xyletol as a sweetener can actually be beneficial to your oral health. Chewing gum also stimulates saliva, which can dilute oral acids and help to protect your teeth from cavities. Your dentist can tell you much more about it. ...Read more

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Could chewing gum sharpen your teeth?

Could chewing gum sharpen your teeth?

Like a knife ?: If that is your question, the answer is no. ...Read more