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What is a good oral hygienic routine to prevent swollen gums?

What is a good oral hygienic routine to prevent swollen gums?

Brushing, flossing: The best oral hygiene routine starts with a healthy mouth. To keep plaque and tarter from building up under and at the gum line, brush for 3 minutes on all tooth surfaces-cheek side, tongue side and on the chewing surface. Flossing each tooth is also necessary, sliding the floss along the tooth surface and under the gum. Brush your tongue also. Keep your mouth plaque/bacteria free for health. ...Read more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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What is a good routine to maintain good oral hygiene?

What is a good routine to maintain good oral hygiene?

Easy: Clean teeth and use a "christmas tree" brush to clean between teeth morning and night.Also a good diet. If you have any gum bleeding from gingivitis, use a daily dose of coenzyme q 10. ...Read more

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Besides perio maintenance visits, good home oral hygiene and dieting is there anything else i can do to avoid another disasterous gum abscess?

Besides perio maintenance visits, good home oral hygiene and dieting is there anything else i can do to avoid another disasterous gum abscess?

Dental abscess: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/dental_caries.html http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tooth-abscess/manage/ptc-20185988 Avoid sugary foods, if you have diabetes , good control is important . You might consider gargling after meals with salt water as well as brushing as that eliminates bacteria. Seek dental attention the minute you start noting something is off. ...Read more

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Besides brushing and flossing what is the best thing one can do for good oral health?

Besides brushing and flossing what is the best thing one can do for good oral health?

Check-up and diet: Brushing and flossing are very important daily activities to do to maintain your oral health. You can also watch your diet, minimizing sugars and carbs, which sit on teeth and can be food for cavity for the bacteria. Going to your 6 month check-up is also very very important not only to clean your teeth professionally but also "catch" things early if there is issues. ...Read more

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What is the best dental care routine to reduce tooth decay and is mouthwash important to be used daily,best regard.

What is the best dental care routine to reduce tooth decay and is mouthwash important to be used daily,best regard.

Diet, hygiene, care: Decay is a biofilm driven disease. To prevent decay one should avoid added sugar and acidity in the diet. Avoid snacking. Meticulous oral hygiene is a necessary to reduce biofilm. Brush 2-3 times a day focusing along the gumline and floss daily. Make sure your toothpaste has fluoride and use a fluoride containing mouthwash daily if you are concerned about decay. Visit the dentist twice a year. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good holistic dental hygiene routine, especially for those with gum disease or tooth decay?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good holistic dental hygiene routine, especially for those with gum disease or tooth decay?

Dental hygiene: Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing them daily, foods or beverages that contain sugar and having regular check-ups with a dentist can help keep your teeth healthy for life. ...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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What is good and easier for cleaning in between teeth besides floss?

What is good and easier for cleaning in between teeth besides floss?

Clean in between : There are water picks, air flosses, and new things are being developed all the time as the dental hygienist recommended, see your dentist as they see all types of mouths and conditions and will probably recommend the best thing for you-having been a hygienist before i became a dentist they truly are experts in helping your mouth become healthy. ...Read more

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What is the best routine for brushing my teeth?

What is the best routine for brushing my teeth?

After meals: Ideally you should brush after each time you eat. If that is not possible then at least 2x per day. ( morning and night ). ...Read more

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What kind of products should someone with super sensitive teeth use to maintain good dental hygiene?

What kind of products should someone with super sensitive teeth use to maintain good dental hygiene?

Sensodyne !: An over the counter toothpaste that is quite effective at helping rid sensitivity in teeth is sensodyne. Additionally, your dentist can place a very thin, clear, liquid on your teeth that will essentially 'seal' the tooth, and help the sensitivity instantly! keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Regardless of proper brushing/ flossing 2 x's a day there is always so much bacteria in mouth. What mouthwash may be best. Hydrogen peroxide?

Regardless of proper brushing/ flossing 2 x's a day there is always so much bacteria in mouth. What mouthwash may be best. Hydrogen peroxide?

Bacteria: There will always be bacteria in your mouth regardless of brushing flossing or mouthwashes. The trick is to keep them from sticking and colonizing your tooth and root surfaces. It's the plaque and subsequent calculus that does the damage. Focus your attention on keeping the teeth as clean as possible and have professional cleanings as needed to keep your teeth spotless. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest dental hygiene way to keep bad bacteria/ infection away from mouth after tooth implant.

What is the best and safest dental hygiene way to keep bad bacteria/ infection away from mouth after tooth implant.

Difficult but...: It is more difficult cleaning around implants, but the best hygiene is prevention. Depending on how many implants that you have, i would schedule more than two cleanings per year, use a sonic electric toothbrush, and definitely floss after eating if possible. ...Read more

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How is perio maintenance (not a deep root scaling) different from a regular teeth cleaning? These seem to be the same to me.

How is perio maintenance (not a deep root scaling) different from a regular teeth cleaning?  These seem to be the same to me.

Perio maint./prophy: A cleaning, or prophylaxis, involves scaling and polishing of the coronal surfaces of teeth to remove plaque, tartar and stains. This procedure is for patients who don't have significant subgingival deposits or periodontal pockets. Periodontal maintenance is a procedure for patients who've received prior treatment for gum disease and involves scaling of both coronal and subgingival surfaces. ...Read more

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Why is an electric toothbrush important if you want to reduce tartar and gum disease?

Why is an electric toothbrush important if you want to reduce tartar and gum disease?

It's not: You can have healthy gums without using an electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush is only a tool to aid in having healthy gums without all the physical labor of manual brushing. ...Read more

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Does products like listerine treat severe gingivitis with regular cleanings and brushing and flossing ? Or is it unnecessary in proper home treat

Does products like listerine treat  severe gingivitis  with regular cleanings and brushing and flossing ? Or  is it unnecessary in proper home treat

Can be helpful: And will not be hurtful. Remember, however, that mouthwash is not a substitute for physically removing dental plaque (bacteria/food debris) from your teeth. It's an adjunct to the steps you cannot do without, brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Are there any 'unknown' important tips on feminine hygiene? Just to prevent infections and keep an overall clean.

Are there any 'unknown' important tips on feminine hygiene? Just to prevent infections and keep an overall clean.

Unlikely: External soap and water. If drainage, some douches can be helpful and simple. Hope one of the gyns will respond also. If really excessive drainage or odor, be evaluated for other conditions. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if i take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if i take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Xylitol: Xylitol kills bacteria and bushing with it can help with dental health. I have see patients who brush and floss regularly but still have some gum disease make a marked improvement by using a xylitol containing toothpaste. You may have to get it at a health food store. Less than 1 tube should make a difference. ...Read more

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Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.

Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis?  I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.

Visit Periodontist: because gum recession is a progressive condition. If the recession persists, a procedure known as a "gum graft surgery" may be performed by a periodontist. PerioShield breaks down plaque, but cannot stop gum recession. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

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Gum Swelling (Definition)

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