6 Common Causes of Inflamed Gums

Published: 15th March 2011
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In our modern busy lifestyle, we often forget or skip a lot of routine activities that are essential for our life. Imagine yourself under a tight work-schedule that compels you to stay up every night. As a consequence, you may wake up late each day, skipping brushing and breakfast so that you do not run late for your office. These everyday activities, that seem so insignificant, are the building blocks of our life. If you keep skipping meals for more than a month, even in your office, you are sure to get bedridden in no time!

Just as a regular meal is essential for the proper functioning of your body, so is the regular oral care for proper maintenance of your oral health. This is what makes daily brushing an inseparable part of our daily lives. We do realize that without brushing, we’ll be carrying around bad breath for the whole day. But what we do not realize is that it can also lead to severe tooth problems leading to tooth disease and loss of tooth.

Even though skipping your brushing session is justified when it comes to running late for work, its consequences are highly damaging. For instance, if you are late for work and manage to grab some sweet, sugary breakfast on the way, your morning supplement is fulfilled. But since you do not brush, the food particles in your mouth will begin to form tartar and plaque on your teeth and gums. Thus, it is best to try to wake up early so that you have sufficient time to freshen up and have a proper brush before you go out for work. Making it a habit is really useful for the long term maintenance of your oral health. Even if you are about to get late, you will feel empty without having a quick brush once you make it a regular habit.

However, there might be cases when you will encounter swollen gums. If such problems recur on a regular basis, they may ultimately lead to severe teeth and gum problems such as gum inflammation. There are a number of reasons why this can happen.

1. Gingivitis is the preliminary stage of a severe gum problem known as periodontitis. It is a form of gum inflammation caused by lack of oral hygiene and also due to the buildup of plaque on the teeth. Untreated gingivitis usually leads to periodontitis. Diabetes or other health issues that lower body immunity are the prime causes of periodontitis.

2. Gum inflammation can also occur due to poorly fitted or maladjusted dentures. The result is softening of your gums and dislocation of the bones that form the structure of your teeth.

3. People suffering from malnutrition can also experience inflamed gums and other ailments due to low body immunity.

4. Sensitivity to certain toothpaste and mouthwash can also lead to inflamed gums and gum disease.

5. Lack of vitamin C also leads to inflammation of your gums causing a disease called scurvy.

6. Pregnancy is also a core cause for gum inflammation. Women usually undergo certain hormonal changes in their bodies, increasing blood flow and leading to sensitive and bleeding gums and inflammation.

The word for symptoms of inflamed gums in Danish is Tandkødsbetændelse symptomer and if you wonder what they are you should check out this resourceful Danish website. You can easily translate it with Google Translator. Even more about inflamed gums you can read here.

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