Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Gums07/26/11
(HealthDay News) -- Gums can swell and become tender as a result
of gingivitis, a side effect of certain drugs or pregnancy.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how to care for
- Don't expose your gums to irritating substances such as
tobacco, mouthwashes or alcohol.
- Eat a balanced, nutritious diet.
- Try a different brand of toothpaste if your gums appear
sensitive to your toothpaste.
- Practice good oral hygiene, including a periodontal or dental
visit every six months.
- If your condition is caused by a drug, ask your doctor about
changing medications. Don't switch any medication before you
consult with your doctor.
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