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I always hear that tobacco smokers have a greater risk of developing many different dental and mouth problems. I realize that smoking stains the teeth brownish yellow and causes bad breath(besides causing many serious diseases), but how exactly does it lead to tooth problems like causing cavities and gum disease? Please note, I am a non-smoker, but some people in my family smoke. Does the same go for marijuana smokers, or only tobacco smokers?
My gums are a darker shade of red than they should be and my gums bleed and sometimes get infected when I brush. Is this stage of gingivitis reversible without professional dental help? Could I just try to reverse it through daily brushing and mouth wash? I’m really hoping I don’t need any surgical attention. Please tell me if there is any way to reverse this stage of gingivitis without seeing the dentist!
Is it possible to be spread this way?
I sometimes have bleeding when brushing my teeth and chronic bad breath. I have exhausted my dental insurance ($750.00 annually) I do not have more money for a dentist right now.
I have a dentist appointment planned for next Tuesday but until then…
I am 5 months pregnant and for the past three days a part of my gums bleed when I brush my teeth and I have a red sore on the inside upper lip which isn’t painful. I read that 50-75% of pregnant women get pregnancy gingivitis. I had a dental check up 4 months ago. Overall I have good teeth but read that the massive increase in pregnancy hormones can also cause gingivitis, not just bad dental care..
Has anyone had it?
My gums/teeth felt fine when I went there,
but the dentist used a wire tool to clean out my gums and they are inflamed and burning now.
They have been throbbing since I left the dentist, at 10 this morning.
She told me what I need to do to treat the gingivitis, floss/mouthwash
but what can I do in the meantime to take this throbbing pain away?
I am 14 and got my braces 2 years ago. when i first got them my oral hygiene wasnt good. at all. about 6 months ago i went to the dentist and they said i had pretty bad gingivitis. ive been trying to get better with my oral hygiene and it looks like the gingivits has gotten slightly better. i am getting the braces off soon. will it be easier to get rid of it once my braces are off?
Going to the dentist soon and I want the gap between my two bottom front teeth closed, but I have some signs of gingivitis that I intend to get treated. Would it be possible for him to close the gap (using whatever method available) if I have that?
I might have gingivitis but i’m not sure.
I recently found out I have gingivitis. I would like to know how long it would take after proper treatment at home to get my gums better.