Bleeding gums, inflammation of the gums, gum infections and increased susceptibility of the gums and teeth are symptoms that indicate gingivitis or other oral diseases. Untreated gum disease and infection can sometimes lead to even heart disease and stroke. The dentist may suggest antibiotics or surgery.
CoQ10 is found to be very effective for gum disease and inflammation. CoQ10 quality may vary from brand to brand. You should select a high quality CoQ10 created through a microbe process. Many people find that rinsing the mouth with one capful of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide diluted in a little water helps in curing gum infection quite a bit. You can use this solution in the evening after brushing and flossing the teeth before going to bed. Even after the gum infection subsides you can continue doing this once a week.
Flossing and Interdental Cleaners
You should also clean your teeth regularly using dental floss or interdental cleaners (brushes, picks or sticks to help clean between the teeth). Cleaning between your teeth is very important. You can remove disease causing plaque by using an interdentally cleaner. Plaque is nothing but the sticky film of bacteria that coats your teeth. While tooth brushing helps to remove plaque from tooth surfaces, you must use an intervenentally cleaner to remove plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line. Tooth decay and gum disease originates from these areas, so it is very important to clean them thoroughly to prevent cavities and serious gum problems. Hydrogen Peroxide helps to clear these bacteria between the teeth and in the gums, as well.
You should also inculcate good brushing and flossing techniques in your Children. Starting this early will make this a lifelong habit. Flossing helps remove the bacteria that cause cause so that you can maintain the … Read the rest
Sharp, throbbing discomfort and exceedingly painful toothaches can introduce themselves without any warning. The cause of a toothache can be diverse, but the usual therapy for a toothache is typically the same: go to an emergency dentist. Most home emergency dental therapies may help in getting rid of toothache pain, but will not resolve the cause of the toothache.
Toothache pain usually conveys itself with symptoms that include:
– A throbbing pain which can either be sporadic or constant.
– An increase in level of dental pain when eating, chewing or drinking cold or hot fluids.
– Intensified pain while lying down or moving the head.
Toothaches can be the consequence of many different reasons that include:
– Dental tooth decay
– Infection around the tooth or gum
– Food debris stuck between the teeth or gums
– Traumatic force to the face, teeth and other dental structures
– A sinus infection (sinusitis) can give the symptoms of a toothache particularly in the upper teeth that are close to the sinus
Alleviating an emergency toothache when it occurs can be difficult to achieve but there are several things that you can do to help ease the pain of even the severest toothache. Prior to seeing an emergency dentist, you can try the following:
1. First, take three pills of Ibuprofen at 200mg so that the total equals 600mg. You are able to take 600mg of Ibuprofen every 4-6 hours. This works to help the pain as well as the swelling.
2. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
3. Use dental floss between the teeth to remove any trapped food debris.
4. Soak a cotton ball with alcohol such as whiskey and apply this fitted cotton ball directly on the tooth that is causing the discomfort. Maintain it there until … Read the rest
Since most people cannot afford to pay for the “rich and famous” smile, many choose the alternative which is over-the-counter products. Where there is a need, there are products. You see them multiplying on the store shelves each week, but if you are not in a position to buy a do-it-yourself product right now to whiten your own teeth there is something else you can try. That something else is trying a variety of natural remedies to whiten your teeth.
There are some people, movie stars included, who say they whiten their teeth the natural way and swear their teeth are just as white or get even whiter than the products that are bought in stores and much less expensive.
Remember the saying, “What goes around, comes around?” Well, many natural remedies for whitening teeth come from the “good ole days” when your grandparents and parents were growing up. The following are a few of those whitening remedies, but with a few modern twists to make them more effective. Try one at a time and determine whether it works for you before going on to the next suggested remedy. Also, pay attention if there are warnings associated with a remedy.
Salt is a good starting point – it’s handy and cheap!
The common table salt is sodium chloride and bicarbonate of soda is also called baking soda. Check out the toothpaste section of your local discount store and you will notice many brands now contain baking soda as an ingredient for whitening teeth. Although baking soda is a natural ingredient, it is very abrasive. Sometimes individuals mistakenly believe that anything “natural” is safe and that simply is not true. If used incorrectly, even natural products can harm you, like baking soda. Since baking soda is abrasive and can help whiten … Read the rest