Posted by emerjoytvale on August 16th, 2010



              When your gum hurts and swells this means that there?s something wrong. Maybe an infection is in progress and millions of bacteria is trying to invade. This inflammation of the gum is called gingivitis. This may eventually lead to tooth loss if the inflammation will spread to the supportive tissues surrounding the tooth and the alveolar bone. With the following possible circumstances, we need to know the possible causes that contribute to gingivitis. Lack of Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C in the diet could intensify dental plaque which initiates gingivitis. Not brushing the teeth right after eating especially after snacks, irregular mouth cleaning or wrong way of flossing or in general poor oral hygiene can make the gums susceptible to infection. Diabetes also predisposes an individual to develop gingivitis due to insufficient perfusion of gum tissues. All these possible causes could produce the following symptoms of gingivitis: pain, halitosis (foul smelling breath), bleeding, dying of gum cells and even ulcer. To manage gingivitis the following recommendations can be applied. Avoiding snacks between meals will provide bacteria free hours for the oral cavity. Eating a bland diet with abundant Vitamin C and B complex rich foods is also recommended. Brush teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush immediately after eating. Avoid fruits and vegetables that contain small seeds that may entrapped inside the gums. Among all these things, all we need is to prevent gingivitis, this is the best way.




                 In the world where we live today, there are different strata that classified the people into different group. This difference may tell us that there habits, values and beliefs vary. Some people don't care if they will get an infection especially if it is in a localized area in the mouth, the gums. Examples of these people are those beggars from the street and those schizophrenic people who are not confined in a hospital. How could these people do their activities of daily living? Their gums might have an infection, isn't it?  Or the other way around is happening. If an individual was exposed to a certain bacteria or virus, he or she might develop immunity against these microorganisms. When the bacteria or virus will strike again inside the body, the antibodies that were created from the previous exposure will attack that certain bacteria or virus. Is this the reality behind the absence of signs and symptoms of gingivitis to those people mentioned above? Or they just do their best to hide these signs and symptoms?

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