Unfortunately, Gingivitis is the most common disease on the face of the earth, and most people have it. More people have Gingivitis, than those who don’t, and it’s estimated that 8 out of 10 people have the disease. Gingivitis is a gum disease, and it’s very easy to get. Anyone who goes 24 hours without brushing their teeth, will end up with some sort of Gingivitis. The less a person brushes their teeth, the more likely they are to get Gingivitis. Everyone is supposed to brush their teeth twice a day, anything less than that, can lead to Gingivitis.
Gingivitis can turn the gums brown, instead of letting them stay pink, like they are normally supposed to do. If you begin to see your gums turn a dark brown, if they bleed when you brush or floss, then these are all signs of Gingivitis. Although Gingivitis is very common, it’s also preventable and curable. The best way to prevent Gingivitis, is by brushing. You need to brush your teeth twice a day, or every time you eat. At the very least, rinse out your mouth, after you eat certain foods, especially acidic foods and sweets. Flossing is also necessary.
If you floss your teeth every time you eat, then you can get the additional food particles that get stuck between your teeth. Leaving food stuck between your teeth, can also lead to Gingivitis and bad breath, because food will begin to go bad, while stuck between your teeth. If you continuously brush twice a day, floss each time, and maybe even use germ killing mouthwash, you can prevent Gingivitis. You’ll also want to see a dentist at least twice a year, which would be every six months. The combination of brushing, flossing, and seeing a dentist, will prevent Gingivitis in the future.
If you already have Gingivitis, then you still can cure it, and you start doing this, by brushing. Although it may seem ironic that brushing cures Gingivitis, and it also aggravates it, that’s just the way it is. Although you may experience tender gums, after brushing your teeth, if you have Gingivitis, you still need to brush. You need to begin brushing two times a day, or every time you eat. If you brush enough, you can begin to reverse the Gingivitis that you already have. You also want to use germ killing mouthwash, as well as floss between your teeth.
If you begin to see that your bleeding when you brush or floss, you’ll have to ignore the blood, and continue to care for your teeth. When the Gingivitis begins to subside, you’ll see less bleeding, until it goes away completely. Your gums may even be able to turn a healthy color again, which is the color pink. Pink gums are a sign of great healthy gums, whereas colored or very dark gums, means that there is Gingivitis, or other gum disease present. You can cure your Gingivitis, simply by brushing, flossing, and seeing a dentist regularly.