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Infected gums

Infected gums

Periodontal disease releases toxins into the blood that can lead to serious health risks to develop heart disease, premature childbirth, increasing the risk of stroke, tongue cancer, among others.

Healthy gums are the foundation for teeth, as the foundation of a house. Healthy gums provide the support needed to make your teeth work as intended. However, recent research has identified a link between gum disease and other health problems.

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, causing red, swollen gums that are painful and bleed easily. Gingivitis is the first stage, only affects the gums and is even reversible. If left untreated can lead to more severe conditions.

Periodontitis is a more advanced stage. The gums, bone and other structures that support the teeth are damaged. This painless disease affects gums and bone support around teeth causing mobility and loss. (more…)

Periodontal diseases in children

Periodontal diseases in children

An advanced form of periodontal disease in children, may indicate the condition of early systemic disease.
It is widely believed that periodontal disease is an adult problem, however, studies show that gingivitis
(first stage of the disease), is almost universally in children and adolescents. Although advanced forms of periodontal disease are less common in children than in adults, they can occur, the most common include:

Chronic gingivitis. It is common in children, causes the gums to swell, turn red and bleed easily. It can prevent and treat following a regular routine of brushing, flossing and professional dental care. If not treated, can progress with time into more serious forms of periodontal disease.

Aggressive periodontitis is characterized by inflammation of the gums and large accumulations of plaque and tartar, which over time can cause teeth to become loose. Localized aggressive periodontitis occurs mainly in adolescents and young adults, may close to puberty and involve the entire mouth. The disease mainly affects the first molars and incisors (front). It is characterized by severe loss of alveolar bone. (more…)

Dental health in pregnancy

Dental health in pregnancy

The gestation period is a period of great change, including hormones and increased blood flow. These changes increase the risk of tooth decay, bleeding gums or gingivitis.

The following tips will allow you to wear your best smile while the time comes to give birth.

Brush your teeth after every meal. Use a fine brush and fluoride toothpaste. Clean the tongue and floss. Its regular use helps prevent gingivitis.

If you have any dental-fulfillment, it is better to do before pregnancy, but if you’re expecting a baby, it should wait for the period between the fourth and sixth month, for the first three are of extreme importance for the development of child and the incidence of complications is higher.

Either way, it is recommended that regular visits to the dentist at least once during pregnancy and again after delivery, that even if you have any dental condition.

However, if your gums are swollen and oozing or have the impression that you move your teeth, go immediately to the dentist, because they might be symptoms of a periodontal problem.

To have healthy teeth, food plays a major role. Avoid sugar, “as far as possible,” for its high consumption makes it more aggressive plaque and produce acids that attack the enamel and cause cavities.

The gum tissues are extremely sensitive to hormonal changes that might favor even situations that would involve the loss of teeth.