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How is gingivitis treated?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Brush your gums

Most people brush their teeth but ignore their gums.
Make sure to brush the gums on both sides of your teeth- even if they bleed. Floss at least 3 times a week to flush food and bacteria from your gums. Your gums may bleed - but that is okay. The gums will 'tighten up' in a couple of days of brushing. Visit your dentist every six months to make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly.

In brief: Brush your gums

Most people brush their teeth but ignore their gums.
Make sure to brush the gums on both sides of your teeth- even if they bleed. Floss at least 3 times a week to flush food and bacteria from your gums. Your gums may bleed - but that is okay. The gums will 'tighten up' in a couple of days of brushing. Visit your dentist every six months to make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly.
Dr. Debi Williams
Dr. Debi Williams
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Dr. Dave Burns
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Keep it simple

Regular cleanings, brushing and flossing.

In brief: Keep it simple

Regular cleanings, brushing and flossing.
Dr. Dave Burns
Dr. Dave Burns
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Floss!

True gingivitis, or inflammed gums, can many times be improved just from better brushing and flossing, with emphasis on the latter. Most people don't floss, and that is a main cause of gingivitis.
And it can begin in as little as six days without flossing. The cause is the oral bacteria, getting under the gum and your body's reaction to that inflammation.

In brief: Floss!

True gingivitis, or inflammed gums, can many times be improved just from better brushing and flossing, with emphasis on the latter. Most people don't floss, and that is a main cause of gingivitis.
And it can begin in as little as six days without flossing. The cause is the oral bacteria, getting under the gum and your body's reaction to that inflammation.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Oral care

Dentist can remove tartar and advise you about home care.

In brief: Oral care

Dentist can remove tartar and advise you about home care.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Triple play

Brush, floss and see your dentist at least every 6 months for professional care.

In brief: Triple play

Brush, floss and see your dentist at least every 6 months for professional care.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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