A denist told me I have gum disease(the early stages). What is the best toothpaste and mouth wash to use to help fight it?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 15 - October - 2011, at 02:48 AM

  • If there is gum disease present, then you have to maintain good oral hygiene to treat it. Bleeding from gums and swollen gums are symptoms of initial gum diseases. Make sure that there are no deposits present around the teeth. To avoid any gum diseases, brush and floss regularly and use a mouth wash. You are supposed to brush twice in the morning after breakfast and at night before going to bed. You can use any of the fluoridated tooth paste for brushing your teeth. It is not the tooth paste but the technique of tooth brushing which is more important. Brush from all the aspects of the tooth, upper and the front and back portion needs to be cleaned.   Floss regularly to remove the food particles which are present between the teeth. If there is swelling of gums present, then you can even do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day to reduce gum swelling. Mouth wash can also be used to remove the bacteria from mouth. Mouthwash is a chemical adjunct to removal of deposits from the teeth and is used along with mechanical methods of plaque removal. Mouthwashes are further of various types. There are antibiotic, antimicrobial and chemical mouthwashes available. You can use an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce the deposits. Antimicrobial mouth washes can be used in management of gum disease. For more info on mouthwashes, you can refer to following article… http://www.identalhub.com/article_know-about-mouthwashes-252.aspx

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