Gingivitis is one of the major causes of tooth decay. The combination of plaque and tartar can irritate your gums causing gingiva. Gums get terribly damaged due to bacteria and toxin bacteria making it swollen and tender (a reason for bleeding gums).
There are different levels of gingivitis varying from mild, moderate and severe. Anybody to everybody is affected by this problem. It is said to develop during the time of puberty or when there is an increase in hormones i.e. during early period of adulthood. This mainly depends how sound your teeth and gums are.
Diabetes increases your chances of having gingivitis. Having dry mouth increases the risk of gum disease. Having a weak immunity can also cause this problem to arise. To avoid such a face off with death, proper oral hygiene would help you in the long run.
Common Signs and Symptoms
-Suffering with mouth sores
-Bleeding gums while brushing
-Change in color of the gums
Basic Preventive Measures
-Maintaining good oral hygiene
-Brush your teeth twice a day
-Floss your teeth
-Avoid too much sweet and starchy food
-Eat more fruits and vegetables
-Get dental check-up twice in a year
Home Remedies you can try
A mixture of baking soda with little water should be applied on your gums with your finger. Once this is done, brush your teeth to remove the bacterial waste for sparkling effect.
Mix 3% solution of Hydrogen peroxide with equal amounts of water. Swish, not swallow, this solution in your mouth for 30 seconds. This helps to kill the bacteria.
You can brush your gums and teeth with Aloe Vera gel for better effects. It helps in reduction of plaque formation as well as works as a healing agent.
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