How to Get Rid of Gingivitis – Stop Bleeding and Receding Gums

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Gingivitis is one of the most common forms of gum disease, to be more precise, it is gum disease in its earlier stages. Well over 50% of all adults will develop it at one time or another. The real kicker with gingivitis and gum disease in general, is that the symptoms creep up slowly and almost painlessly. As a result of this, by the time your gums have reached a point where you start to notice the unpleasant side effects, you will more than likely have also reached a point where medical attention is almost certainly needed.

Getting rid of gingivitis is something that is dependent on two factors.

That your gingivitis has not yet reached an advanced stage, to the point where the symptoms are out of your hands.

That your resolution to make a positive change in your oral health habits are firmly established and you are sticking to them.

So, in order to be rid of gum disease or gingivitis, your number one priority is to keep up the practice of regular brushing with a good quality toothbrush whose bristles are not to stiff, this may cause bleeding and discomfort if your gingivitis has become to advanced.

Making sure you brush twice a day is an excellent base for all round oral hygiene.

Flossing is also another cornerstone of good solid oral health. Again, use a quality floss and when flossing, the key is not to drag the floss down in between your teeth like a maniac, be gentle and take it slow, you will almost certainly experience some bleeding to start with, this will pass with regular practice. Carefully move the floss back and forth, being careful not to pull too hard as this will antagonize the sensitive tissue in between your teeth. When removing the floss, let go of one end and carefully slide it out from between your teeth, this is a huge mistake most people make when flossing, they try to remove it the same way it came in.

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Source by Danny Lawrence