A comprehensive story in Reports Healthcare covers the serious issues related to the gums in your mouth, why they are “vital to your oral wellbeing,” and some steps to take for prevention that include tips for minimizing dry mouth.
The report is focused on a discussion of swollen gums, an often-painful condition also called gingival swelling or gingivitis, and how, if left untreated, it can become periodontitis, a problematic condition that can result in tooth loss and even may require surgery.
The story suggests that gingivitis is basically related to poor oral hygiene, which allows plaque to develop on the teeth, which if left alone becomes tartar. Tartar is a much harder substance and once it has developed it is time to see a dental professional because flossing and brushing cannot remove it.
Along with poor hygiene, gingivitis can also be caused by the “surge of hormones” during pregnancy, a lack of the sustenance provided by vitamins (particularly vitamins B and C), and contaminations from various growths, infections, and other dental issues.
Of particular interest to this blog are the suggestions for dealing with dry. They include:
- Drink water and sugarless beverages
- Avoid caffeine drinks
- Drink green tea
- Bite sugarless gum and confection
- Use a humidifier to decrease mouth dryness in the evening
For the complete Reports Healthcare story, click on the following link: