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Swollen and Tender Gums are More Serious than What You Think

Posted on : 29th Apr 2019

Gum problems are very common. A large number of people all over the world suffer from it in varying degrees. You should not ignore the problem at the initial levels when you suffer from swollen and  tender gums, says a weekend dentist associated with a renowned oral health practice in London.


Unfortunately, most people ignore gum problems at the initial stages and thus, the problem spirals out of proportion in course of time. Curing such cases at the initial levels is easier. But in the advanced stages, the treatment not only becomes a lot more difficult but also more lingering. 


Balanced Diet and Sound Oral Hygiene to Fight Gum Problems

On the other hand, a balanced diet coupled with sound oral hygiene is your best bet to avoid these problems in the first place. Fresh fruits, green, leafy vegetables and sufficient amount of diary products fight off harmful bacteria in your mouth, which are responsible for gum diseases. At the same time it is also important to cut down on your sugar intake.


Brush twice daily using a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled tooth brush. Apply gentle pressure of the hand and hold the brush at an angle of 45 degrees to your teeth. Make sure to cover all the three surfaces of the teeth while brushing. Brush exactly for 2 minutes to get rid of the of plaque build up in the mouth. If this plaque build-up is not cleaned every day, it leads to periodontal or gum diseases.


Professional cleaning of the teeth proves effective in removing the film of plaque and its harder version tartar.


Pregnancy and Gum Diseases

Pregnant women should remain more aware of gum infections. Pregnancy greatly affects the hormonal balance in their body. This makes them prone in developing various health conditions, including gum diseases. Inflamed gums have higher concentration of antibodies. These antibodies can travel through your bloodstream. As a result, your gums experience an increased supply of blood. Untreated gum disease can lead to premature labour as well as low birth weight in infants.


Dr. Wahab Shakir, who’s a renowned emergency dentist in Holborn suggests, one of the best ways to avoid gum problems is to keep your mouth hydrated. Sugar-free gums are ideal for that. You can also keep drinking a sip or two of water every 15-20 minutes.

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