Gingivitis - brushing will not do

March 4, 2010

 Inflammation of the gums is called gingivitis, which become softer, painful swelling, change color from pink to deep red. Gum disease the body responds to infection and invasion of normal cleaning treatment of gingivitis will not do.

One of the most common cause of gingivitis is the dental plaque and stone. However, there are other factors that trigger inflammation.

 Gingivitis - brushing will not do

Reasons gingivitis

Gums become hypersensitive if the body is some hormonal changes. This may be puberty Puberty child - stages of a complex path  Puberty child - stages of a complex path
 , Pregnancy, menopause or menstruation. Pregnancy gingivitis - an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the tooth directly, their redness and bleeding.

Long-term use of contraceptives can also cause inflammation of the gums.

If eliminated the hormonal factor, then we can talk about violations in the work of the immune system, including extremes such as cancer and HIV.

Some drugs can provoke the development of gingivitis, especially those that significantly reduce the flow of saliva, which prevents the appearance of tartar. Particular attention should be paid to the mouth, if you are taking medicines for angina Medicines for angina - than to treat illness?  Medicines for angina - than to treat illness?
 . If you notice abnormal behavior of the gum tissue, you may want to stop taking drugs.

The cause of gingivitis can become bad habits such as smoking. With active smoking may be such a thing as ulcerative gingivitis - one of the most complicated forms of the disease. He also called necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, because the gum tissue lose their ability to recover, formed necrosis. The patient is experiencing serious problems in everyday life - it becomes difficult to speak, eat, swollen gums strong, bleeding, going gray, and all this is accompanied by halitosis.

You can talk about the hereditary factor in the occurrence of gingivitis. If the disease often occurs in the family, and the person disregards the elementary measures to prevent it, it is likely that he will not escape this disease.

Fungal diseases, viral infections, lack of essential vitamins and minerals, lack of oral hygiene - all this too can cause inflammation of the gums.

 Gingivitis - brushing will not do


Occasionally gingivitis can not detect at an early stage because it does not have pronounced symptoms. It is necessary to take note of some things that should alert and suggest a possibility of gingivitis. Among them are: swelling and redness of gums, bleeding during and after brushing the teeth, the formation of so-called "pockets" - the free space between the gums and teeth, features tartar.

Can you prevent gingivitis? It is possible, and for that you need to follow the oral hygiene, regular brushing teeth How to brush your teeth: interesting facts  How to brush your teeth: interesting facts
   and flossing, rinse your mouth with medical disinfectants. If you stop smoking - it will be another great step towards gingivitis.

 Gingivitis - brushing will not do

Treatment of gingivitis

If you notice one or more symptoms of the disease - it is an occasion for a visit to the dentist, who will determine the presence or absence of both gingivitis and the accompanying tartar and plaque.

As a preventive measure, be sure to visit the dentist twice a year and ask him to talk about leaving, that will prevent gum disease, will recommend the right toothpaste, will show how to use dental floss and brush your teeth.

If during the inspection revealed "pockets" between the gum and teeth, applied multistage procedure to reduce their depth. The periodontal pocket is placed in the minocycline microspheres, and combined with curettage Curettage - Women's mini-operation  Curettage - Women's mini-operation
   (scraping the contents of his pocket, cleaning) manages to significantly reduce its size.

For women who have entered menopause, recommended corticosteroid rinse.

When it comes to such a serious defeat as necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, need therapy, which takes a long time. It will include treatment of gum special preparations, rinses, antibiotics and always maintain perfect oral hygiene.

Of course, it lends itself to rapid healing of the man who discovered at an early stage of gingivitis. If the disease is not paying attention to cure it will be much harder, it will take much more time, and the most annoying - it is possible to miss the appearance of more severe acute diseases of the oral cavity that can eventually lead to tooth decay.

In case of gingivitis it is not a separate disease, but only a result of systemic disorders in the body, first need to install the root cause and grips it.

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Toothpastes - how to choose?

April 27, 2008

  • Toothpastes - how to choose?
  • Treatment and prevention

 The habit to maintain the purity of the mouth and teeth has been, according to the chronicles, the Buddha. Keep a record of what he used "stick tooth" as part of the regime maintain his personal hygiene.

In 23-79 years NE practice dental hygiene Oral hygiene - not only in the dentist's chair  Oral hygiene - not only in the dentist's chair

  • The use of goat milk to improve breath.
  • Ashes from the burned mouse, rabbit and wolf heads and hooves of bulls and goats - it was believed that a mixture of ash is useful for the gums.
  • Constant wearing with hardened excrement wolf was believed to protect against tooth decay.
  • Rinse teeth turtle blood three times a year has also been used as an anti-caries.
  • In addition, we used to rinse the teeth old white wine or urine, which had been stored for this purpose.

The world's first toothpaste recipe was written 1500 years before the registration of the brand Colgate in 1873. According to the instructions, preserved in the Egyptian papyrus, you need to mix the soot and gum arabic with water and brush your teeth with the composition, so that they become perfectly white.

 Toothpastes - how to choose?

18 century

In Western culture, the first record of this toothpaste was made in 1780; its structure was part of burnt bread.

A more traditional recipe for toothpaste that time:

  • 42 g dragon's blood
  • 42 g of cinnamon
  • 28 g of burnt alum

These ingredients must be mixed and used in a day.

 Toothpastes - how to choose?

19th century

In the 19th century coal was one of the most popular tools for cleaning teeth.

Typically, the times for these purposes listed powders which acquire paste consistency only under the influence of fluid. The purpose of using dental powders was not only clean teeth and fresh breath. (This idea is still not out of date!)

Fresh strawberries was considered a natural remedy to prevent the formation of plaque and freshen breath.

In 1855, in one agricultural almanac was published the following recipe for toothpaste:

  • 28 g of myrrh (attrited powder)
  • Two tablespoons of honey your best (this is an agricultural almanac)
  • A pinch of sage green Sage - cvyaschennaya grass  Sage - cvyaschennaya grass

All this had to be thoroughly mixed, and every night before bed Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   brush your teeth with this mixture.

 Toothpastes - how to choose?

20th century

The other ingredients of toothpaste 20th century were; Ground cuttlefish bone, cream of tartar and oil clover.

Are becoming increasingly popular mouthwash and toothpaste; they often add chlorophyll to give them a fresh green color.

In 1915, eucalyptus leaves have started to add in some toothpastes.

In 1990, the 20 th century (and here the beginning of the 21st century, little has changed), the main ingredients of toothpaste were:

  • Sodium monofluorophosphate;
  • Dyes;
  • Flavors;
  • Fluoride;
  • Blowing agents;
  • Cleansers;
  • Humidifiers (prevents hardening of the toothpaste);
  • Toothpastes with herbs have become popular among those who prefer natural remedies for oral care, and do not want to got to the teeth fluoride. The most common part of these pastes are: peppermint oil, myrrh.
  • Various plant extracts and essential oils.

 Toothpastes - how to choose?

Facts about toothpaste

Almost all toothpastes are abrasive. Abrasive material in the paste is dicalcium phosphate dihydrate; He is about 5% of the contents of the tube.

Other important constituents of a toothpaste and substances are water, through which the paste is easily spread on the oral cavity and forms a foam.

As the aromatic additive in the manufacture of toothpastes the most frequently used mint extracts Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness  Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
   and peppermint; in most toothpastes added artificial sweeteners.

At various times produced (or produced now) toothpaste flavored bourbon, whiskey (some paste containing alcohol - no more than 3%), a variety of wines, champagne and other alcoholic beverages.