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Find Your Best Mouthwash for Gum Issues that Cause Gingivitis

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Find Your Best Mouthwash for Gum Issues that Cause Gingivitis

Your gums are the foundation of your teeth, consider asking your dental professional about adding a mouthwash that helps reduce the plaque buildup that can lead to gum issues to your routine.

Types of Gum Issues

Your gums help support the strength of your teeth, that’s why it’s important to pay special attention to the care of your gum line. Common gum issues include:

  • Gum Disease: When plaque is not properly removed it can lead to tartar buildup, which can only be removed by a dental professional. Gingivitis is a common form of gum disease and can be reversed when treated by your dental professional early on.

  • Periodontitis: A more severe form of gum disease that occurs when plaque buildup hardens into tartar. If you suspect you have periodontal disease, see your dental professional right away for proper diagnosis and treatment.

  • Receding Gums: When your gum tissues begin to wear away, or recede, it can expose the roots of your teeth and make it easier for disease-causing bacteria to build up.

  • Bleeding Gums: Instances of gum bleeding are common, try brushing with an electric toothbrush using the Oral-B app to help track instances of gum bleeding.

  • Sensitive Gums: Tender or swollen gums can be prone to sensitivity. Try brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush for a gentler clean and see your dental professional for more personal advice and proper diagnosis.

Oral Hygiene for Gum Care

  • Brush twice a day with an electric toothbrush to help remove the bacterial plaque from your teeth

  • Floss daily

  • Brush with a fluoride toothpaste to strengthen teeth

  • Rinse with a gum care mouthwash to help keep gums in good condition

  • See your dental professional twice a year for checkups and cleanings

Gum Care Mouthwash

Adding a rinse to your routine that can help reduce plaque buildup can help keep your gums in good condition. See your dental professional for recommendations on which rinse may be right for you. Be sure to use a toothpaste containing Stannous Fluoride to strengthen teeth and prevent the damage that bacteria in plaque causes as it builds up on teeth throughout the day. Then, try rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash containing cetylpyridinium chloride to help promote a gentler clean so gums can stay in good condition.

Sources:

https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/mouthrinse#:~:text= Antimicrobials%20in%20mouthwash%20formulations%20include,ketone%2C%20terpene%2C%20and%20ionone

https://www.dentalcareplus.com/media/50441/health-connection-mouthwash.pdf

https://periodontal.co.uk/possible-reverse-periodontal-disease/

https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2017-09/periodontal-disease_0.pdf

https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/receding_gums_causes-treatments#1