A person can stop bleeding gums by visiting a dentist to give a treatment option for the plaque bacteria, avoiding brush the teeth too hard, eating a balanced diet and flossing. Before using a particular medication to t... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

Because itchy gums in adults can have different causes like gingivitis or an allergic reaction, there can be different options to stop this symptom, such as alternative natural remedies and seeing a dentist for treatment... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

There are two main causes for gums to turn gray, including trench mouth and leukoplakia. When people have trench mouth, they develop a gray film on their gums and may experience a bad taste in their mouths. Leukoplakia i... More » Health Dental
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A gum boil or abscess occurs when plaque, bacteria or food particles become trapped underneath the surface of the gums, which leads to an infection, according to MyPerio. Abscesses commonly form in individuals with gum d... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

Black spots on the gums can occur as a result of bruising, hyper-pigmentation, amalgam tattoos or hardened plaque, according to HealthGuidance. Although black spots on the gums are typically only a cosmetic concern, in v... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

Only a dental professional can remove plaque, so visit the dentist regularly for cleaning. To fight dental plaque at home, floss and brush your teeth regularly to control tartar, which builds up and hardens into plaque. ... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene

Properly brush your teeth by applying a strip of toothpaste to a pre-moistened toothbrush, positioning your brush head at a 45-degree angle to the gums, brushing in short strokes, brushing all tooth surfaces and brushing... More » Health Dental Dental Hygiene