Gum disease relates to all problems that affect the supporting structures of the teeth. These structures include the gums or the gingiva. Infection, on the other hand, is very common disease that can affect the dental structures and gingivitisis the most common signs among them. This condition can have a fairly acute or rapid onset or may take a longer insidious or chronic course. In fact, they can start from a mild case and then progress into a more serious and dangerous periodontal disease.
Any type of gum disease ought to be treated right away. But surgery is not always the answer. There are several non-invasive or non-surgical solutions for gum disease that you can use:
1. The formation of plaque is the main cause of gum disease(1). Thus eliminating it is your key to avoid and treat periodontal disease. To do this, brush your teeth at least twice a day or, even better, after every meal. This will prevent bacteria build-up which later leads to plaque formation. To assure effective performance, replace your toothbrush every 1-2 months.
2. Flossing your teeth regularly is also important. This is simply because brushing alone doesn’t assure that spaces in between your teeth can be reached and cleaned thoroughly. Flossing can extricate tiny food particles in between the teeth.
3. Use a mouthwash and gargle a 10 ml of this antiseptic product twice a day. This will help wash away food debris extricated from flossing. Mouthwash can make you feel completely clean.