Say No To Gingivitis and Gum Disease in Plantation
Gingivitis and gum disease are the most common oral health diseases in the United States. With over 3 million cases per year, you would think it’s an epidemic! But they are fairly easy to cure and are nothing to be alarmed or worried about.
Let’s begin by asking, “How did we get that?”
A lack of hygiene, brushing, flossing, and missing routine visits have a dentist have resulted in a decline of your oral health.
The causes of gum disease are brought on by the growth of bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria forms tartar, which grows where the gum and the tooth meets. Gum pockets are the perfect breeding ground for this bacteria, and tartar will begin to spread down the root of the tooth and seriously affect the gums.
This bacteria may cause gum bleeding, sensitivity to touch, and swelling. Gum disease treatment begins with a visit to your dentist office. A hygienist will begin by removing all of the built-up tartar not only on the tooth but within the swollen gums.
Here are some remedies you can try at home to ease the pain until you can get to a dentist :
Home Remedies For Toothache
- Mix water and salt. Swish the mixture around in your mouth.
- Mix water and hydrogen peroxide. Swish the mixture around in your mouth.
- Chew a peeled clove of garlic in the region of your mouth that is giving you tooth pain.
- Apply bourbon to a cotton ball and apply to the region with pain.
Bad Breath Remedies
- Eat less strong-smelling and spiced foods. Foods like garlic, onions, Curry, can promote harsh smells that emanate from the mouth
- Brush and floss within 30 minutes of eating.
- When flossing is not available after eating, rinse the mouth with water.
Dry Mouth Remedies
- Dry mouth can usually be cured by increasing your intake of water, or reducing medicines that may be producing side effects that reduce your ability to produce saliva.
- In the desert, a wilderness survival list will tell you to place a pebble or a rock in your mouth so that your mouth continuously produces saliva in order to stay hydrated. The same concept is true when you’re not in the desert. Chewing on a piece of gum or using a lozenge to induce your body to create saliva is a good option as well.
TMJ can cause headaches, sensitive teeth, and erosion of teeth as well. TMJ is caused by misaligned of the teeth or other bad chewing habits. One side effect of TMJ can be bruxism.
Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth during sleep. This added pressure on the affected teeth creates a sensation of sensitive teeth. TMJ treatment includes a gentle kind of tooth paste, soft bristle toothbrush, and to get a form-fitting night guard.
Avoid Emergency Dental Care
Preventive care for the mouth is an important thing to you overall oral health. Just like a car needs to have its oil changed and tires changed, your mouth needs to be constantly maintained.
If you value your dental health, we suggest visiting us soon. We will help you out by scheduling an evaluation for your dental health, one that ensures you are providing yourself with all the tools you need to stay out of the 24 hour dentist office with a terrible pain.
As a premier dentist office in Plantation, Florida we are happy to receive visits from all prospective clients. This will help you get a feel of our dental practice, and give us a better impression of whether or not we can match your needs.