Dental Problems

How To Reverse Gum Disease?

Many people get gum disease due to improper care of gums and teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can turn into a more severe form called periodontal gum disease where your gums begin to pull away from your teeth and form deep pockets where food and bacteria can get trapped. This ultimately leads to tooth loss. However, there is a good news. You can reverse gum disease if you identify it early, and even if its more advanced. Here are a few steps you may start following in order to maintain dental hygiene and reverse the gum disease.

How To Reverse Gum Disease?

Here are a few steps you may start following in order to maintain dental hygiene and reverse the gum disease:

Brushing and Rinsing

Brush your teeth in the mornings and evenings and after every meal (if you can). Use a good toothpaste and soft bristol brush for two minutes in soft scrubbing circles. Make sure you get all along your gum line and your tongue. Rinse your mouth with mouthwash twice a day for a minimum of 30 seconds each time. This will kill most of the bacteria that brushing leaves behind.

Flossing

Floss in between your teeth everyday and after meals, if possible. Getting deep below the gum line is necessary if you want to reverse gum disease.

Oral Irrigator

Brush your teeth using an oral irrigator. You can purchase one of these with a special tip that gets into pockets between your gums and teeth. It is very effective at cleaning and helping reverse gum disease.

Vitamins and Supplements

Take vitamins and supplements and have good nutrition. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and Vitamin C are known to strengthen gums. Try to get most of your nutrients from whole foods. Cut back on sugars and make sure you floss and rinse after eating, especially sugary foods.

Dentist Appointment

Get your teeth and gums professionally cleaned by your dentist, minimum two times a year. Dentist can scrape away plaque that contributes to gum recession. He will be able to give an accurate assessment of your situation and make appropriate recommendations.

Caution:

Certain medications and conditions alter vitamin and mineral balance. See a nutritionist or internist for individual guidance.

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