Mother Teresa said, ” Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” If you are currently in a relationship or in “the quest” to find that special one, is important to considerate take an urgent care of your smile. So, in order to have a wonderful encounter this Valentine’s day take account of this tips:
1. Beware of the sweets! We know that this day chocolates and heavy sweets are a real temptation cause they affect your dental health but if you can’t resist, make sure to rinse your mouth with water or chew a sugar-free gum that way you can remove the sour sensations after eating sweets.
2. Take your breath seriously. There is nothing more critical to be a good kisser than correct a bad breath, and especially when you know that there’s nothing like the first kiss. If you adolesce of a smelly breath, toss the mint and lookout for a permanent solution, most of the time can be related to a gum disease or a bad dental hygiene. Make sure to brush your teeth after eating, use a mouthwash to kill the germs, floss them and don’t forget your gums cause there are a lot of residues left under them.
3. Treat yourself to a dental care appointment. Your smile can be the door to many good things and both, you and your loved one, deserve a clean and healthy smile.
4. Drink more water. Dehydration puts oral health at risk, a dry mouth is one of the warning signs that can lead to a breeding ground for bacteria wich can result in bad breath and cavities.
5. Illuminate your face with a brighter smile. Because no one likes yellow when refers to the teeth, consult with you dentist for no-abrasive ways to whitening your teeth and smile with confidence this Valentine’s day.
If you have tender, red, swollen and bleeding gums you may need gingivitis treatment. Gingivitis is the earliest form of gum disease that can resolve with good oral hygiene. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, a condition that causes pocketing around the teeth and tooth loss.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. However, other factors can contribute to periodontal disease. These include:
- Hormonal changes, such as those occurring during pregnancy, puberty, menopause, and monthly menstruation, make gums more sensitive, which makes it easier for gingivitis to develop.
- Illnesses may affect the condition of your gums. This includes diseases such as cancer or HIV that interfere with the immune system. Because diabetes affects the body’s ability to use blood sugar, patients with this disease are at higher risk of developing infections, including periodontal disease and cavities.
- Medications can affect oral health, because some lessen the flow of saliva, which has a protective effect on teeth and gums. Some drugs, such as the anticonvulsant medication Dilantin and the anti-anginadrug Pericardia and Adalat, can cause abnormal growth of gum tissue.
- Bad habits such as smoking make it harder for gum tissue to repair itself.
- Poor oral hygiene habits such as not brushing and flossing on a daily basis, make it easier for gingivitis to develop.
- Family history of dental disease can be a contributing factor for the development of gingivitis. – WebMD
How Is gingivitis treated?
You must practice proper oral hygiene to treat gingivitis. You should also cut back on any smoking and control your diabetes. Other treatments include deep cleaning your teeth, antibiotic medications, and surgery.
- Dental Cleaning
- Scaling removes tartar from above and below the gum line.
- Root planing smoothes rough spots and removes infected tooth parts.
- Lasers may remove tartar with less pain and bleeding than scaling and root planing.
- Flap surgery is a procedure where the gums are lifted back while plaque is removed. The gums are then sutured in place to fit snugly around the tooth.
- Bone and tissue grafts can be used where the teeth and jaw are too damaged to heal.
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