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Why don't gum abscesses heal on their own?

Good evening, The reason the abscesses in your mouth won't heal on their own is due to: The fact that the mouth is one of the areas of the body with the most bacteria Therefore, the immune system ...
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Do periodontal exams spread infection?

No. This line of reasoning expects infectious bacteria to be immobile on their own and "gums" to be isolated from one another in a regularly closed and healthily salivated mouth. If your ...
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Would gargling salt water every day increase sodium absorption levels?

The accepted answer is very good. I thought it might be helpful to supplement that answer with a comment about the concentration of sodium in an oral rinse, along with an actual BP (blood pressure) ...
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Would gargling salt water every day increase sodium absorption levels?

Yes, there is increase in sodium absorption levels after rinsing mouth with salt water. This absorption is through oral mucosal lining. Increase in sodium is very little as compared to the daily ...
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Can brushing teeth to hard cause the gums to retract?

Yes, according to the article bellow: But too much brushing, with bad technique, can cause other problems. "People think if they brush hard and thoroughly they are doing a good job, but you can ...
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Are electrical toothbrushes harmful for gingiva?

All toothbrushes can damage your gums. It all depends on the length of time and pressure applied whilst brushing. The recommended brushing time is 2 minutes and there is a recommendation that you ...
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Should I wash dental floss pick before passing on the next teeth?

The correct use of dental floss is to use a new portion of the floss for every site. The easiest way to achieve it is through the loop or circle technique, using a new part of the loop every time. ...
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When my gums are swollen, flossing a lot reduces and fixes up my gums. Why?

Although there is limited scientific evidence for flossing, it unquestionably does physically remove plaque between teeth, which cannot be removed with the bristles of a toothbrush. If it is not ...
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When using a Philips Sonicare toothbrush with pressure sensor, is it possible to cause gum damage when pushing too hard?

Q: When using a Philips Sonicare toothbrush with pressure sensor, is it possible to cause gum damage when pushing too hard? Yes, absolutely. That is the reason for the pressure sensor. It warns the ...
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Bad Breath Problem

The first question I would ask in response to your question on gum disease is "Have you spoken with your dentist about the health of your gums?" Looking at the NHS webpage on Halitosis, it sounds ...
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Treating gingivitis

According to WebMD, not having proper brushing techniques can result in gingivitis. Ask your dentist about the proper way to brush -- bearing down too hard or missing spots can lead to ...
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