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    Gum Disease

    Gum disease begins as a build-up of bacteria and waste products on your teeth that irritate your gums. Read more →

    hi im only 18 and have this gingivitus what are the treatment's i can get two get rid ov it??





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    Im no expert, but it sounds like you have gum disease or gingivitus, i would advice you to buy an antibacterial mouthwash, hope this helps and sorry about the spelling

    hi i am 20 years old about three years ago i found out i had gingivitus and given a course ov antibiotics and was told to brush after maels and use fluride mouthwash ect.. i have folowed there steps and my gums are getting worse and worse. i can see my gums r starting to recede quite quick. i havent got a dentist and i have been wating 4 a few years to see one. im really worried my teeth r goin to fall out, what shall i do? please help me





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    hi a year ago i found out i have got gingivitus, i have been to my dentist and had a clean and was told to use chlorhexdixine mouthwash which i have been using but the pain in the gum returned i then went back to my dentist and was prescribe some antibioties metronidazole 200mg which i have took but have not helped and pain has returned the pain only is in the left side of my mouth top back teeth but i feel it is getting worse and i am scared i am losing my teeth i just dont know what else to do please help





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    ok, i am a dental nurse. the only way to get rid of gingivitis is to greatly improve your oral hygiene, this will include brushing thoruoughly for 2 mins before breakfast so remove the plaque and biofilm that would have built up during the night. then once again after breakfast. DO NOT RINSE OUT THE TOOTHPASTE. i nag my partner about this every night. if you rinse out your mouth straight after brushing you are removing the flouride that will help to strengthen your enamel. instead wait at least 30 mins and rinse your mouth with a high flouride mouthwash, the best on the market is colgate flourigard. you must must must also use some sort of interdental cleaning (cleaning between the teeth). now although floss is good, you have to know how to use it properly, and as you arent in my surgery im afraid i cant demonstarte this. this best option would be a WATERPIK. now this squirts a jet of water between your teeth blasting away all the food and debris left behind, but i understand that not everyone can afford these right now. so the better option would be a tepe brush. it's like a little pipe cleaner. put these between your teeth to remove all the debris and rinse the brush between every use. now after saying all this. non of it will be worth it unless you do it EVERYDAY. gingivitis is reversable but if left it can evolve into peridontal disease, and unfortuntely this is permanent damage. to let you know, yes yourgums are going to bleed at the beginning, this is because the condition is so bad all the blood rushes to the area and thats why it appears so red. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, carry on with the oral hygiene routine, it WILL get better but you must stick to it. so your new routine should be. 1) BRUSH 2 mins three times a day (this has increased due to your gum condition) 2) use interdental cleaning 3) use a high flouride mouthwash and i promise it will work, oh and visit the hygienist to have your teeth cleaned, a dentist is good, but not the the same degree as a hygienist who have much higher levels of training in oral hygiene. good luck and keep smiling

    The most common way of being infected with HIV are through sexual interaction, through the exchange of body fluids. You cannot get it through kissing,using the same toilet seat,cutlery, or drinking vessels such as cups and glasses. The BEST way to stay negative, is, if you are having sex with a partner for the first time, insist,they wear a condom. There are condoms available for women to wear too, as well as for men. Another way of being infected, is, if you have GINGIVITUS (gum disease) where the gums are very sore and bleed when you brush your teeth. IF you are having oral sex and you have this condition, refrain from it,or, if your partner agrees, get them to wear a condom.





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    Hi My litle boy, he is 3 and a half, has Chronic idapathic urtacaria. It started when he had a few bad episodes of gingivitus. He has certazine for it but it doesnt seem to shift the hives. He has really bad stomach spasms which seem to be in conjunction with a hive break out. He started with this at approx 8 months old. He is restless at night. I was told that he has to have the ontihistamine for 12 months then he should grow out of it, but as yet he hasnt ( over 12 months now) I am going to go back to the gps and ask to be refered back up to the hospital as he is complaining about his stomach alot. I have never come across this before so any help/advise would be very much appreciated as i want him to be comfortable. I have also noticed that the hives ( blister) are getting larger although he is not having as many? Thank you for reading x





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