One of the common oral problems people develop once in awhile is gum irritation. This ailment is inconvenient since sore gums make it difficult to eat, brush your teeth and or some people even talking can be a nuisance. It should be noted that gum irritation could be a symptom of developing gingivitis. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention to ensure that you are not at risk of periodontitis. Nevertheless, there are some measures that you can take to ease the discomfort that you are feeling. The following are handy tips you could use to decrease gum irritation.
Buy a new toothbrush
One of the most important aspects of oral care is brushing your teeth at least twice a day or after every meal. However, one thing most people tend to overlook when it comes to their oral hygiene is the frequency at which that they should change their toothbrush. If the cause of your gum irritation is bacteria, it is highly likely that the bacteria will also be breeding in your brush. Thus, whenever you brush your teeth with the same toothbrush, you are simply reintroducing bacteria into our mouth. To prevent this, it would be prudent to buy a new tooth brush as you are trying to contend with your gum irritation. Moreover, once your sore gums have healed, it would be best to buy another fresh toothbrush to be on the safe side.
Invest in a soothing mouthwash
Although mouthwash is typically used to eliminate germs and freshen your breath, some types of mouthwash are specifically manufactured to reduce gum irritation by soothing the swelling. In addition to this, the mouthwash will also be preventing additional bacteria from accumulating on your gum line, which should help in reducing the gum irritation. When buying new mouthwash, be on the lookout for those that have “gum health” on their labeling.
Change your toothpaste
Since gingivitis is one of the common dental conditions that people develop, there is a wide assortment of toothpaste that is manufactured to deal with it. As aforementioned swollen gums and overall irritation can be an indicator that you are developing gingivitis. Therefore, switching out your regular toothpaste or an anti-gingivitis alternative may actually help in soothing your discomfort. Anti-gingivitis toothpaste is characterized by being chock full of antibacterial ingredients, so it would function to ensure that your gums are free from the germs that are eating at your gums and increasing the pH of your mouth.
If you have gum irritation and are in the Chandler or Gilbert, AZ area call our office to schedule an appointment for a gum treatment consultation.