Friday, September 10, 2010

Salt Water for Gums

Healthy gums are pink and hard. If the gums look soft, inflamed, easy bleeding and deep red color, it is likely there has been inflammation (gingivitis).
Gingivitis occurred since the formation of plaque, which is a colorless layer of bacteria and sticky on the teeth. That's why the first step to overcome the gingivitis is to remove plaque. Program long-term oral hygiene is necessary to cure and prevent gingivitis.
There are natural ways to treat pain in the inflamed gums, namely with salt water gargle. "When you gargle with salt water, the swollen area so hypertonic that bacteria in plaque collector will come out," said Prof.drg.Melanie Djamil, from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Trisakti.
However, gargle with salt water is a temporary solution. "If the source of problems is plaque and tartar gangivitis, it still must be cleaned first so that the pain does not come anymore," he said

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