Oral health is of great importance for our general well-being. Unfortunately, it is often underestimated how much inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) can affect our lives. Untreated periodontitis not only endangers dental health and jawbone, but also the overall quality of life.
Inflamed gums present with pain, redness and swelling in the mouth, accompanied by bleeding gums and bad breath. These unpleasant symptoms can affect eating, speaking, and laughing - like a shadow falling over your self-confidence and social interactions.
In addition, studies show a close connection between gum disease and systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and respiratory problems. Healthy oral health is therefore not only the key to a radiant smile, but also an important factor for your overall health.
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Causes and symptoms of inflamed gums
Inflammation of the gums, also known as gingivitis , can be caused by various factors. One of the main causes is a buildup of plaque, a sticky substance that forms from bacteria and food particles and collects along the gum line. Plaque is an ideal breeding ground for bacterial growth and in many cases causes inflammation of the gums.
Plaque is primarily caused by poor dental care and inconsistent oral hygiene in general. But there are also groups of people who should exercise particular caution: These are, above all, denture wearers or braces wearers, who often cannot achieve sufficient cleanliness through conventional cleaning. Cavities and spaces between teeth that are difficult to access provide the optimal living environment for plaque and bad germs.
The group of smokers is predestined for any gum disease because tobacco smoke contains toxic chemicals that can damage the gum tissue and delay the healing of gum irritations.
The most common symptoms of periodontitis are redness and swelling of the gums, bleeding gums when brushing your teeth or eating hard foods, and unpleasant bad breath. In some cases, the gums may be particularly sensitive to pain and sensitive to temperature differences. It is important to take these signs seriously and act early to prevent gum disease from worsening.
Inflamed gums, what to do? - preventive measures
Consistent and thorough oral hygiene is of great importance in order to prevent inflammation of the gums. This includes brushing your teeth properly, at least twice a day for two minutes, to thoroughly remove plaque. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently but thoroughly clean your teeth, especially along the gum line.
Of course, flossing is essential for removing plaque and food particles from between your teeth. Be sure to include mouthwashes in your oral hygiene routine, as mouthwashes with antibacterial properties help reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth and heal inflammation of the gums. And in all places in the mouth that cannot be reached with a toothbrush etc. In addition, a good mouthwash offers a preventative component and has a regenerative effect on irritated areas, simply essential.
People with sensitive gums and a predisposition to gingivitis should take targeted precautions and use dental care lines that have been specifically developed to combat periodontitis. In addition to antibacterial substances and anti-inflammatory agents, such care lines also contain soothing and balancing textures. This alleviates the acute inflammation of the gums and prevents new irritations.
Conclusion on the topic of inflamed gums (gingivitis)
Inflammation of the gums is an unpleasant matter in any case and should be taken absolutely seriously in view of the possible progression of periodontal disease. You should take action the first time your gums bleed, because this is when all the alarm bells start ringing.
Causes such as plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene and smoking are just two of the factors that can usually be avoided. To prevent gum inflammation, consistent and thorough oral hygiene is essential, including proper brushing, using mouthwash, and flossing.
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