Introduction to gingivitis
Gingivitis is a very common form of gum disease, but thankfully, it is also one of the mildest forms of gum disease. It causes a swelling and inflammation of the gums, but it is important to treat properly because it can turn serious if not treated on time.
The problem with gingivitis is that it is so mild and can usually go undetected before turning into a serious problem.
When gingivitis occurs the gums become swollen and they bleed when a person brushes them.
The most common cause of the disease is having poor dental and oral hygiene.
The best way to avoid gingivitis is to practice proper and daily brushing and flossing techniques in order to keep the teeth and gums healthy.
Prevention and cures for gingivitis
The best way to prevent the disease is to have a steady program of good hygienic techniques that need to be practices throughout life.
A person needs to brush their teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day is also very essential. It is even better to brush more regularly, for example, after every meal or snack.
A good session of brushing and flossing should take in between three and five minutes.
Flossing should be done before brushing because it helps to loosen food that is stuck between the teeth that can later be brushed away.
After brushing and flossing it is also good to use some type of mouthwash, such as Listerine, to get the full effect, because this kind of mouthwash will kill the bacteria that is left in the mouth and give a person fresh breath.
It is of great importance to choose the right toothbrush, first and foremost. Electric toothbrushes are good because they are often more effective for getting rid of plaque and keeping the gum tissue healthy than manual brushes.
They are also good for people who have arthritis or Parkinson’s disease and have trouble holding and using a manual brush.
To clean the area between the teeth and gums a person needs to hold the brush at a 45 degree angle in order to get into the region and clean it successfully.
Flossing is a tedious job, but it will help keep the teeth and gums healthy. Antiseptic mouthwashes are also excellent because they contain essential oils that can go between the teeth and kill all of the germs that a person might miss while brushing.