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    Hey, I have braces at the moment. I used to have these big metal ring things around my back teeth, and got the rings taken off today. It used to be really hard to clean these teeth properly... there was no way of really accessing them. My gums are really quite swollen now around these teeth. How can I get rid of the gingivitis? Will making sure I have meticulously clean teeth make it gradually go away? How long will this take? Please help!
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    Don't know what the situation with braces are but all i know is that you have to brush the gumline carefully but fairly gently and also in between teeth for which floss is supposed to be good.

    Bottom line don't leave any food / plaque ( clear sticky liquid ) in these places
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    I would have a word with your dentist or the dental hygienist about how best to deal with this. The may prescribe a mouth wash and gradually building up your brushing. You can also buy mouthwashes like listerine or Corsodyl which are effective though may not taste very nice!
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    (Original post by Zenomorph)
    Don't know what the situation with braces are but all i know is that you have to brush the gumline carefully but fairly gently and also in between teeth for which floss is supposed to be good.

    Bottom line don't leave any food / plaque ( clear sticky liquid ) in these places

    (Original post by Mulligan)
    I would have a word with your dentist or the dental hygienist about how best to deal with this. The may prescribe a mouth wash and gradually building up your brushing. You can also buy mouthwashes like listerine or Corsodyl which are effective though may not taste very nice!
    Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I have a dentist appointment in like 6 weeks, so I'm just gunna me really strict with my brushing/flossing/mouthwash routine and then ask about it if it doesn't improve much.

    Do you reckon 6 weeks is enough time to get rid of it, or at least significantly improve it?
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    (Original post by ummm)
    Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I have a dentist appointment in like 6 weeks, so I'm just gunna me really strict with my brushing/flossing/mouthwash routine and then ask about it if it doesn't improve much.

    Do you reckon 6 weeks is enough time to get rid of it, or at least significantly improve it?
    I think generally it improves quite quickly so long as you keep brushing/flossing etc.
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    Lol I thought this was going to be a thread about someone who was ginger....
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    (Original post by ForensicShoe)
    I think generally it improves quite quickly so long as you keep brushing/flossing etc.
    Ok, cool. will avoiding sugary foods/drinks also help?
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    Lol I thought this was going to be a thread about someone who was ginger....
    I knew someone would say that!!!
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    (Original post by ummm)
    Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I have a dentist appointment in like 6 weeks, so I'm just gunna me really strict with my brushing/flossing/mouthwash routine and then ask about it if it doesn't improve much.

    Do you reckon 6 weeks is enough time to get rid of it, or at least significantly improve it?
    Depends how serious it is - if there is severe swelling and pain then you probably need an immediate appointment.

    Otherwise with regular cleaning (say 3-5x daily) and mouthwash, it may well improve.
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    (Original post by Zenomorph)
    Depends how serious it is - if there is severe swelling and pain then you probably need an immediate appointment.

    Otherwise with regular cleaning (say 3-5x daily) and mouthwash, it may well improve.
    It doesn't hurt at all... my gums are just swollen. I'm brushing them thoroughly after each meal, so hopefully it should clear up soon! Thanks!
 
 
 
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