Gum Pain Stopped Before Disaster Occurs

Gum pain got you down? I understand. I’m a dentist ( and I’ve heard many people complain that their gums hurt and bleed. The first thing you need to know is that you should see a dentist as soon as possible for a professional evaluation of your problem.

Gum pain is common and can have several causes. Some of these are more serious than others. One of the most common causes is gum disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology there are two major kinds of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis is the milder form and can be treated to prevent the more serious periodontitis. The pain with gingivitis is usually mild and accompanied by redness and slight swelling of the gums.

So what exactly is going on in the gums around your teeth to cause gum pain? It occurs when plaque is allowed to accumulate below the gum line due to inadequate brushing and flossing. Plaque contains toxin-producing bacteria that irritate the gums and cause inflammation. If this inflammation isn’t eliminated it can result in an infection in the gums that may result in eventual tooth loss.

How do you keep your gums healthy and prevent gingivitis and gum pain? Regular brushing and flossing. It really is that simple. You can’t count on a yearly cleaning at your dentist’s office to keep your gums healthy. You must assume responsibility for this part of your health.

You can actually do this very inexpensively with a manual toothbrush and a container of dental floss. With dedication and commitment you can keep your teeth and gums very clean with this minimal investment.

However, technology in the field of dentistry has brought advancements that make it easier and more effective. I personally use two of these advancements EVERY DAY.

The first one is the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus. This is one of the best power toothbrushes on the market today. Here are some of the features I particularly enjoy:

I could go on and on because I like the Sonicare so much. You can read more about it by clicking here.

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I’ll have to write about the second technologically advanced dental device I use EVERY DAY later. Until then you can read what more than 1700 people think about it by  clicking here.

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