Know the Gingivitis Information

By: peterhutch

Gingivitis or gum disease is caused by bacteria in your mouth.? You can't get rid of those germs forever; they're just a fact of life as a human being.? These bacteria feed upon the same things we do, literally the things we eat and drink.? They hide in all the little nooks and crannies inside your mouth, even below the gum line.? When you brush, you clean out some of those germs, but you can't reach all of them.

Gingivitis, a gum condition, is very common and studies have revealed that every adult will suffer from gingivitis at least for a time. Some estimation has disclosed that at least 80% of the population is suffering from the symptoms of gingivitis at this very moment!

Essential oils for gingivitis (gums bleeding): Essential oils that may be helpful in gingivitis are geranium, lemon and tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is a powerful natural antiseptic. Add a drop of this oil on your toothbrush on top of the toothpaste before brushing. This will help inflamed and irritated gums and even prevent gum disease.

Gingivitis is not curable but it is reversible and controllable. Your dentist will set up a hygiene routine for you, may even prescribe certain aids. Just do it. As far as teeth and gums go, they don't care what you can or cannot afford, how much time you have, or what you think about it. Gingivitis can turn ugly, and can harm your health if it goes too far untreated.

Use salt and baking soda when you brush. What you do is to pour ? pound of baking soda and a ? pound of salt into a cup. Add warm water to fill the cup, and shake thoroughly; wait until you see a small layer of salt and baking soda forming at the bottom of the cup. Make sure you have a complete salt solution, if not, add more salt and baking soda until you do. Add a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide to help kill the nasty germs and to purify the gums. Fill an oral tube with the solution and point the tip of the tube on each tooth using a circular motion.

In 1 glass of lukewarm water, add a pinch of salt and prepare a homemade saline solution. Using this solution, gargle two times in a day. It will help a great deal in reducing the swelling in your mouth.

Although bacteria are responsible for most cases of gingivitis, viral and fungal infections also can affect your gums. Acute herpetic gingivostomatitis, for instance, is an infection caused by the herpes virus that frequently leads to gum inflammation and to small, painful sores throughout your mouth. Oral thrush, which results when a fungus normally found in your mouth grows out of control, causes creamy white lesions on your tongue and inner cheeks. Sometimes these spread to the roof of your mouth, your tonsils and your gums.

Oral hygiene - Treating gingivitis involves two steps. The first one is to visit a dentist who will perform a complete oral cleaning of the teeth and gums. This does not necessarily treat gingivitis per say, but it's more of a prevention method for the inflammation to spread or for the gingivitis to become more acute.

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