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What is good for gum infection

By Anonymous August 19, 2017 - 4:27pm
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The longer plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more harmful they become. The bacteria cause inflammation of the gums that is called “gingivitis.” Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with brushing twice a day, flossing, and regular cleanings by a dentist or dental hygienist. Warm saltwater rinsing can help reduces swollen gums, and will also decrease the swelling caused by infection. However, if an infection has advanced to an abscess, then you will need antibiotics.


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