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Curing Gingivitis at Home: Step 2


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Curing gingivitis is no problem once you have a sense of awareness combined with good habits and a little persistence.

Following this two step approach will eventually result in healthier gums.  I am amazed at how quickly gums respond and heal when they are given a little daily attention.  Anyone can improve their gums with this simple and affordable home method.  

Why 2 Steps?

When you first start brushing and flossing properly, your gums may be sore.

Many make the mistake of backing off or quitting at this point. That is why I recommend curing gingivitis in 2 stages.

Give yourself and your sore gums a break:) Start with daily gum massages for one week and ease your way to healthier gums.

If you missed the instructions for week one click here.

Gingivitis Treatment: Week 2

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Now that you have begun the healing process by gently massaging your sore gums each day for a week, you are ready to floss....you knew it had to happen sometime:)

Review the instructions for good flossing technique.

  • Floss your lower front and upper front four or six teeth. Be sure to use good form.
  • Watch yourself in the mirror until you are sure the floss is wrapping around your tooth and sliding between your tooth and gum...it should go under your gum.
  • Once you have it down, quit looking in the mirror and go by feel.
  • When you are confident about your technique, add a tooth or two each day working your way back to your molars. Always check for smoothness with your tongue.

You may need another 10 minute gum massage or two while your gums are getting used to being flossed.

Flossing is a not easy but is worth the effort.  Don't give up:)  

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The result

You should be flossing all the way back to your molars now and having very little or no bleeding at all.  Your gum should look pinker, firmer and tighter against your teeth.  Your whole mouth should feel cleaner and healthier too.

Going forward...

A professional cleaning is important to have your gum pockets measured and evaluated.

If you had gingivitis for a long time you might have gum disease that needs further treatment.

If you still have gingivitis symptoms your cure for gingivitis may require a look at contributing factors. Some cases need professional care.

If you don't see improvement in your symptoms after one week, see your dentist or dental hygienist.

The good news: Your dental check up and cleaning will be a lot more comfortable with your new healthier gums!

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