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Having gum problems. Any advice?

I am presently residing here in Al-khobar, Saudi Arabia can you suggest any good medicine on how to cure gum problems that is available here also in our place. I read one very good product oraMD but is only available through the website, and this will take time to deliver. Thank you and hoping to hear from you soon. My email address: YYYY@YYYY Regards, SAS
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Gum problems are caused by a number of problems like poor oral hygiene, faulty tooth brushing, calculus and plaque. Brush twice daily , floss regularly, use a chlorhexidine mouth wash twice daily. Clean your tongue gently using a tongue cleaner, massage your gums after brushing, get a scaling done by your dentist every 6 months. This will help in curing gum problems if any.

Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes.
Floss every day.
Use an antibacterial mouth rinse for more protection from plaque and to improve gingivitis.
Smoking increases the danger of gum disease by damaging gum tissue and increasing inflammation. If you smoke, preventing gum disease is one more very good reason to try to quit.
If gingivitis occurs, your dentist can scrape away plaque buildup at the gum line.
a healthy diet can help you maintain healthy gums.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Thu, 2 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sushma Rajesh's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

I understand that you are facing gum problems since a while. Gum problems arise due to many reasons. Plaque,tartar, systemic diseases like diabetes,nutritional deficiencies,taking certain medicines like calcium channel blockers for blood pressure are some of the few causes.
To cure the gum problem you need to treat the cause. Go to a dentist and find out the reason behind it.Meanwhile drink loads of water, maintain good oral hygiene. Citrus fruits like oranges and gooseberry are good for gums.

Take Care

Dr.Sushma Rajesh
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,
From the details provided,its not clear that what kind of gum problems are associated ...
Without direct clinical examination its difficult to suggest the medicines.
Please do visit your dentist and get scaling done.
Meanwhile,maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice daily using soft-interdental toothbrush and dental floss.
Brush in back-forth and up-down direction.
Use chlorhexidine mouthrinse to gargle.
Massage your gums using gum tone gel.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

To maintain a good health of your gums i would suggest you to;
-Brush your tooth twice twice daily with up and down back forth motion and rinse your mouth after
every meal.
-Replace your toothbrush in every 3-4 months.
-Use chlorhexidine mouthwash rinses twice every day.
-Go for routine dental checkup and symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and
polishing in every six months.
-Diet plays a important role take complete balanced diet with lots of green vegetables, fruits,
include vitamin C containing foods like lemon, oranges and drink plenty of water.

Hope this helps out.

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