Healthy Gums For Healthy Teeth

Date :08-Jan-2018

Tooth care is quite necessary for all age group. A perfect smile brings confidence in everyone. Gum requires more dental care.Because healthy gums result in healthy teeth and smile.

What is a Gum disease?
Gum disease or Periodontal disease is the bacterial infection that causes a chronic inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissues. Gum disease is being the major cause of tooth loss. It is classified as Gingivitis (Early stage of Gum disease) & periodontitis (An advanced stage).

Causes of Gum disease
The main causes of gum disease are Plaque formation, Genetics, diseases that disturb immunity such as Leukemia and AIDS. “Pregnancy Gingivitis” is a temporary condition and it may turn as a periodontal disease when it is not get treated.

Warning Signs

  • Bleeding gums while flossing or brushing
  • Bad odor from the mouth
  • Red, tender and swollen gums
  • Tooth loss
  • Teeth separate away from each other

Gum Disease Prevention
Gum disease prevention starts at our home. Some measures are pointed here to shield from gum disease.

  • It is necessary to brush the teeth for at least 3 minutes with a good toothpaste. Don’t brush the gum line
  • Floss daily to remove the tartar from the teeth
  • Mouth rinsing is necessary to reduce the plaque
  • Eating sugar and starch items will induce gum disease. So, eat healthy diet with Vitamin A and C
  • Avoid cigarette and chewing tobacco that not only affects the oral hygiene but also causes oral cancer
  • Medicines for contraception, heart ailments and depression might stimulate gum disease
  • Do regular check-up with the dentist to find and solve the gum and oral disorders.

Gum Disease Treatments

Besides, brushing and flossing, there are some clinical procedures to prevent and treat gum disease.

  • Dental Cleaning: To remove the tartar and hardened plaque.
  • Root planning & Scaling: The bacteria which cause rough spots and gum disease are removed by this process.
  • Tissue Grafting: To make weak gums into strong by fillings.
  • Flap Surgery: The gum is lifted back to remove plaque and to decrease the space between gum and teeth, deters the bacteria formation.

Sri Vari Dental Clinic in Chennai offers high standard treatments for dental problems. It is being one of the best hospitals for Gum disease prevention with result-oriented dental solutions.

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