Dentist Questions Gingivitis

What is gingivitis and its risk factors?

Television ads of toothpastes and mouthwashes often highlight the term gingivitis. How can i minimize the risk of me and my family acquiring gingivitis? In our last dentist appointment the doctor did mention the term, are there ways of identifying the condition early?

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Gingivitis is the early disease of your gums. There is an infection of your gums that in its early stages is reversible. Bleeding, red, swollen gums are usually a sign of it. You dentist should do a full mouth probe reading, measuring around your gums, at least once a year and checking for bleeding spots. With continued good home care and regular visits to the dentist, in its early stages it can be reversed.
Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing are signs of gingivitis. Brushing & flossing daily can reverse the signs of gingivitis. Mouth rinsing with Listerine is also very beneficial.

Gingivitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the gums. The main cause is plaque sitting on your teeth/gums for an extended period of time. Gingivitis is reversible. Proper oral hygiene and brushing habits can keep gingivitis from occurring. Do remember to brush your tongue! Signs of gingivitis include red gums at the margins with rolled out borders. Bad breath is also seen with gum disease although more often with periodontitis (gingivitis with bone loss).
Visit your dentist every six months for scale.
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Gingivitis is in fact inflammation of the gums. The best way to prevent gingivitis is with good oral hygiene including daily brushing, flossing, rinsing, and regular dental check ups and cleanings.
You can prevent it by flossing and brushing properly every night. Signs sometimes are bleeding gums and changing color of the gums.
To prevent gum disease...gingivitis (early form of gum disease) it is important to floss daily. And brush twice a day and visit your dentist every 6 months.
Gingivitis is nothing but the gum inflammation. It occurs due to the accumulation of the film of the bacteria on the teeth. It is the non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but its risk factor is that it can lead to periodontitis that is more serious and eventually leads to loss of teeth.
Gingivitis can be easily minimized by regular brushing, flossing, visiting your dentist every 6 months for your prophylaxis, professional cleaning, and checkups.
Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease and is reversible and if left untreated progresses to periodontitis which is irreversible and the bacteria causing the gum are the same bacteria that cause heart disease like endocarditis this signifies the importance of regular follow up with the dentist thanks
Keeping your dental cleanings on schedule based on the requirements your dentist/hygienist has determined is best for you. Sometimes people have cleanings every 3 months and sometimes every six months fulfills your maintenance requirement. Brushing with a ADA approved toothpaste and using floss on a daily basis will keep gingivitis under control. Using a mouthwash is an adjunct to your normal homecare. Signs to look for are bleeding gums.
Good home care, brushing, flossing regularly and six months recal.
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, often caused by bacteria that accumulates daily and is not brushed and flossed off. If your gums look even a little puffy and red, and appear smooth when they are dried off (they should be stippled like an orange peel), then those are the early signs that you can see. To minimize the risk of developing gingivitis, get everyone in your household an electric or battery-operated toothbrush with a small head and use it twice a day, as well as floss all of your teeth nightly. When brushing with an other-than-a-manual toothbrush, do not scrub as with a manual brush. Rather, hold it on one tooth at a time for a couple of seconds, before moving it to the next tooth.
Brushing your teeth twice daily, using dental floss, and seeing your dentist every six months in most cases will prevent gingivitis. Some gingivitis can be caused by medications, but these cases are not as common. Salt water mouth rinses and hydrogen peroxide diluted 1:1 as a rinse are good for inflamed gums. Other store bought mouthwashes are overrated and essentially useless. Gingivitis is first noted by puffy, bleeding gums, gums that bleed when you brush and sometimes a bad taste in your mouth.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. It is caused by plaque and tartar buildup and bacteria. It can lead to a more serious condition called periodontal disease where the bone surrounding the teeth is also affected. Regular oral hygiene and check-ups to the dentist can help prevent both gingivitis and periodontal disease. Flossing daily will also help prevent these disease processes. Gingivitis causes the appearance of the gums to be bright red and often you will see it along the margins of the teeth where the teeth meet the gums.
Normal healthy gums are coral pink in color and free of any bleeding. Gums suffering from gingivitis will take on a magenta red color usually as a thin line at the gum line and bleed easily. If you notice this on you kids teeth (which even I have on my kids!) just focus the brushing (yes I'd do it yourself unless you kids are in college!) for 3 or 4 nights and it should clear up.
Gingivitis is swelling and irritation of the gums. It is caused by plaque and tartar that forms around your teeth. If left untreated, the infection in your gums can spread down to the bone that holds your teeth in place and eventually you could begin losing teeth. We call this Periodontitis. The signs of gingivitis would be red, inflamed gums around the teeth with bleeding upon provocation. I.e. flossing or brushing. The best way to prevent gingivitis is by flossing and brushing regularly and going to the dentist to remove tartar that will inevitably form.
Good question. You can reduce the risk of gingivitis by proper flossing every night before bedtime...or by purchasing a waterpik. Both will rid the gingiva of harmful bacteria. Also visit your dentist at least twice a year for your cleanings. If not, the plaque will turn into calculus which houses the harmful bugs that attack your gums.If your gums bleed when brushing or flossing, chances are you have gingivitis. Bad breath can be a sign of gingivitis.
Gingivitis is the first stage in the progressive of Periodontis ("gum disease"). It is literally the inflammation of your gum tissues and is often characterized by red, swollen and bleeding tissues. However there is some good news!: gingivitis is completely reversible. The best way to know if you have gingivitis is to see your dentist and hygienist and ask good questions!
Everyone has some degree of gingivitis as it's impossible to control it a hundred percent. The best method to maintain good oral hygiene is with a disclosing solution and concentrate on brushing where the solution shows you have black
Gingivitis - inflammation in the gums around your teeth. Usual aigns of gingivitis is bleeding on probing, swollen gums, bad odor. Most common cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene. Certain drugs and harmonal changes can alter gingival health. Proper oral care and regular dental check ups and cleaning should help you avoid gingivitis
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. Redness, tenderness, swelling and pain are usually because of the bacteria that release toxins. Brushing and flossing and waterpiks help remove them.