According to my dentist I have healthy gums and teeth and I have regular check ups. However, I suffer badly from sore, swollen gums at the immediate base of various teeth - particularly lower jaw. It seems as if my gums react really easily to anything that may "bruise" them. It really pulls me down as my mouth never feels quite right. I am on a waiting list for further investigation at the hospital. In meantime, just wonderd if anyone else had same thing and had any advice.
Constantly sore, swollen gums! - Dentistry Health ...
You’ve said your dental hygiene is good, and I don’t want to offend, but do you sterilise your toothbrush from time to time?....I was recommended to stand the brush end in a cup of Milton and water, electric toothbrushes included, this seemed to help me with sore gums and occasional infections, along with interdental brushes and floss of course. The Milton trick seems to curtail cold viruses sometimes too....when I remember to do it!
I rarely brush my teeth and my dentist said twice each day so now I listened and I brush my teeth every day twice sometimes three I have a whitening toothbrush and pen which works rather well you all should buy one of these so cheap only £1.50 instead of £20.00
Hi Jooby59. Sore and swollen gums can be a product of brushing technique, What kind of toothbrush do you use and can you describe your brushing technique? Do you have any gum recession? Can you see any exposed dentin (located at gum level where your enamel meets your gums)? Do you floss? If so, how often?
With respect people think they clean their teeth well when in fact they don't.
A dental hygienist can work out the correct oral hygiene regime for you. Also do you have any underlying health conditions eg diabetes. If a poorly controlled diabetic this with inadequate oral hygiene can exacerbate gum disease.