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Ask the Hygienist: What Should I Know About Receding Gums?

Receding-Gums

Have you ever felt that your gums surrounding your teeth have started to pull back, leaving very little support to your teeth? Have you felt that your tooth looks longer than usual? Then you are suffering from the Receding Gums problem. When your teeth are healthy, the gums attached to the teeth always fixes very strongly, giving them a firmer support to the gums. When your tooth has this receding gum problem, t may indicate enormous changes ranging from a change of color and pigmentation.

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My gums bleed when I floss!!

MY GUMS BLEED WHEN I FLOSS!!

Are you Health Conscious! Do you brush your teeth twice a day! Do you floss them regularly! Congratulations! Your chances of getting dental diseases are less than 34% than others. Still shocked! Brushing and flossing alone would not suffice. There might be still many reasons that you could have a dental disease.

Many people have a misconception that they will not get a dental disease if they floss regularly. A recent American survey says that, 35% of the people are still not doing the floss correctly, that it is leading them to a chronic dental disease, as left untreated.

Can we look at various reasons we bleed during flossing?

Poor Oral Hygiene

Do you know that bleeding gums are not a good sign, even when it occasional? People are neither frequently nor effectively flossing the tooth. People often not spend enough time to floss, resulting in unwarranted issues. The other main reason for poor oral hygiene is hereditary. It is highly important to be conscious of your dental hygiene.

Diet Matters

Do you know that the tooth is directly affected by the number of sugars you consume? Your teeth also have a threshold. If you force feeds yourself, then you are knowingly damaging your tooth. Processed foods, junks without nutritional value, will rather damage your immune system, resulting in the poor tooth. Eating nutritional food, in turn, boosts your immune system and helps you to maintain good health.

Smoking

Smoking is an important reason to have gum disease, as there are many toxins in cigarettes, which create inflammation and decrease the immunity system. Smoking also leads to fibrous and enlarged gums. Even though you floss regularly, smoking will certainly damage the hygiene of your mouth. 

Stress:

People often ignore the important factor which causes the great damage. Agitation and anxiety cause inflammation in the blood vessels and breaks down the soft tissue in the mouth. This may even delay the healing process in the mouth.

Genetics:

If you have a strong family history of dental problems, you are also likely to suffer out of diseases. You should be really careful, and more prudent when your health is concerned. More than 35% of the population suffer out of hereditary diseases.

Medication:

People often ignore an important factor, taking medicines for different diseases. Dryness of mouth is one such factor, which causes irritation, lack of saliva and other related problems. This will affect you thoroughly, medicines may lead to cause severe side-effects, which can have a direct impact in the oral health.

Pregnancy:

Hormones cause enormous changes. Pregnant women often suffer out of severe oral problems, as women are prone to hormonal changes. They should take enormous care during pregnancy, to avoid problems.

 A dentist could be of perfect guidance and support to completely care for your dental problems. Never ignore the slightest symptoms. Many people, even when they floss regularly are likely to have oral diseases for many reasons we discussed here. No chances should be taken, especially when it comes to health and oral care. As the best investment you do is investing in yourself by taking proper care.

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Does dentist play a vital role in tobacco cessation?

Smoking cessation (also called as quitting smoking) is the process of discontinuing the habit of tobacco smoking. These tobacco smoke contains nicotine, which is rewarding. Nicotine in tobacco makes the process of quitting often difficult and makes the consumer addictive.

A dentist can recognise a patient as a smoker by diagnosing minor changes in the mouth which has a lot of possibilities to later transform into cancer . Dentists can help their patients to stop smoking by recognising oral signs of tobacco use by creating an awareness in prior also by making their patients understand the importance to stop. Then they can refer their patients who wish to stop smoking into smoking cessation services provided by specially trained experts. Not all smokers are ready to quit smoking, some have not considered quitting. Others may be considering stopping but most of them won’t have any idea about taking further steps. By enquiring and providing advice, members of the dental team can help patients from pre-contemplation, through contemplation towards action.

The ‘4 As’ model consists of

· Asking about smoking and the desire to stop,

· Advising of the value of quitting,

· Assisting the patient to stop through access to appropriate support, and

· Arranging follow up support.

A tobacco cessation consultant will assess the degree of addiction and provide appropriate aid to quit the habit such as psychological counselling in sessions, medications, rewards and follow up. Members of the dental team have the potential to help smokers to better health and oral health. To deliver this they need to be clear about their role as part of the primary healthcare team and to lobby for changes that will allow them to deliver.

Our dental team in Apollo WHITE dental have the potential to help smokers to lead a better health and oral health. SO, why hesitate? walk-in into your nearby clinic to light up your or your loved one’s future.