Gingivitis - What Should You Teach Your Children About This Disease
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Gingivitis - What Should You Teach Your Children About This Disease

12 Nov, 2015

Gingivitis - What Should You Teach Your Children About This Disease

Importance of history - Patients and dentists of patients with history of Gingivitis, must exercise extreme caution with hygiene routines and if any signs or symptoms of an infection appear especially if it is recurring. It is essential for patients to keep their physician or dentist updated on any recent outbreaks of Gingivitis as well as any other information relevant to gum disease or specifically Gingivitis which may assist easier diagnoses and treatment.
What's Gingivitis?- Gingivitis refers to gum infection and inflammation in its initial phase. The infection is caused by plaque build-up on the teeth itself as well as the gum line which produces toxins including bacteria.
Possible contributing factors- A couple of factors have been identified as possibly contributing to the development of Gingivitis. The factors include bad oral hygiene, lack of nutrients, tobacco, hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, menstruation and menopause, medication, diabetes, AIDS and stress. Scientific studies have revealed that men have a greater risk of developing gum disease.
Signs and Symptoms- Gingivitis signs and symptoms include painful, puffy, red, glossy, bloody, inflamed, swollen, painful and itchy gums, smelly breath and mouth sores.
Prevention- Prevention is the number one treatment for Gingivitis which is childs' play to achieve by only following the correct daily standards of oral care which includes teeth brushing and flossing as prescribed by your dentist or doctor. Schedule your twice yearly dentist visits well in advance and remember to have an oral hygienist cleaned your teeth on a regular basis.
Available Treatment options- A course of antibiotics will be prescribed for two reasons, first to manage and ultimately cure the infection and secondly to reduce plaque build-up. Antibiotics are available in rinse, gel, tooth paste, pill and capsule form. Wonderful natural remedies will prevent and clear-up infection in the wink of an eye.
Consult your dentist- It's extremely important to consult your dentist as soon as you possibly can should mentioned Gingivitis signs or symptoms appear or if a current outbreak increases in severity especially if you have a history of Gingivitis. Next: Follow the links below to learn what you can do to stop this disease from progressing from home and how to prevent it from coming back again.

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Scott Wells recommends the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease for those seeking more information on this topic. ISBN: 978-0981485508
Disclaimer: If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other health problem, please visit your doctor or periodontist for advice, diagnosis and treatment. This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis or treatment for any health condition.

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