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Signs of early gum disease, or gingivitis, include redness and swelling of gums and gums that bleed easily. When gum disease progresses to periodontitis, tissue and bone loss occur that lead to loose teeth. Persistent ba... More »

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Pyria gum disease, also known as periodontitis, causes the gums to retreat from the teeth and form empty pockets. Periodontal disease can cause gums to appear red, swollen and receding, according to the National Institut... More »

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In Dupuytren's disease, or Dupuytren's contracture, one or more fingers are bent and can't be straightened, according to Mayo Clinic. This is because the tissue beneath the skin of the palm of the hand thickens and devel... More »

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To treat gingivitis, a professional dentist or dental hygienist needs to clean your teeth and gums, according to Mayo Clinic. Good oral hygiene is necessary after the professional cleaning to reverse the gingivitis and k... More »

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Causes of swollen gums between the teeth include gingivitis, pregnancy, malnutrition and gum infection, according to Healthline. This condition makes the gum protrude, appear red and bleed more easily when flossing or br... More »

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Some causes of swollen gums are gingivitis, malnutrition, pregnancy, infection, and sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash, states MedlinePlus. Swollen gums are bulging or enlarged gums that may also develop due to poorl... More »

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To avoid common gum problems such as gingivitis and periodontitis dentists recommend brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice daily, using an interdental cleaning tool such as floss to clean the middle areas of the teeth ... More »

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