How To Avoid Gingivitis…

August 1, 2009


oral irrigator

It seems that every time you turn on the TV these days you see a commercial telling you how attractive a clean, healthy mouth is. Whether or not this is true, it is true that a good oral hygiene routine will help prevent the gum disease gingivitis. A good oral irrigator may be helpful in this matter.

The early symptoms of gingivitis may not be easy to recognize, usually a mild swelling and redness of the gums. The next stage is more easily detected. The inflammation of the gums becomes more advanced and there will be pain and bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth. This is the point at which most people take notice and schedule an appointment with their dentist.

If the condition is allowed to continue the gums will recede back from the teeth making the teeth look longer. An ozone generator may be useful to make an oxygenated mouthwash. In advanced cases, a gap my appear between the gums and teeth. If the owner of these teeth and gums does not now seek treatment they may end up with periodontitis. This is an infection of the bones of the jaw and face and it can cause permanent damage.

The best course of action, of course, is to take steps to ensure that you do not get gingivitis in the first place. Regular teeth brushing and flossing is vital. This not only removes the plaque which is the root cause of gingivitis, but it also stimulates blood flow which keeps the gums healthier overall.

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are an integral part of any oral hygiene routine. The hydro floss is a good irrigator, not to be confused with the hydro pulse. A dentist may recognize the symptoms of gingivitis before you do and can suggest a course of action to remedy the problem. More importantly, regular cleanings, in combination with effective brushing and flossing, will help to prevent the onset of the disease in the first place.

Author: Scott W.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment.If you have or think you might have any kind of health condition, including but not limited to an oral health problem, visit your doctor or periodontist immediately for advice, diagnosis and treatment.

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