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Special Toothpaste and Gels for Gingivitis: I have recently had bleeding gums while being abroad.

I used mouthwash, tooth paste and gum gel specific for Gingivitis. I thought they were getting better, but they got worse.

I touch the gums with my finger and they start bleeding. My teeth feel sensitive and I feel like they are moving, but not loose.

What do you think causes this? Do you think they could be infected and my teeth could fall out? The gums are swollen and red, and the inside of the gums feel irritable! ...Visitor from England United Kingdom UK

The condition you are describing fits well with advanced stages of gum disease. This causes a lot of bleeding, sensitivity, loosening of teeth, and eventually loss of teeth.

The main cause of the problem is plaque, also known as a sticky film attached to the surfaces of your teeth. If the plaque is not removed on a daily basis by thorough brushing and flossing, it will lead to a build up of more plaque.

Plaque produces acid, which causes cavities and toxins that attack gums. If left untreated, the situation deteriorates over a period of time to a situation similar to what you have described.

My recommendation would be to deal with the gum disease at home using an excellent range of products made by Dental Health Institute. These include toothpaste, mouth wash and gum conditioner gel.

In my experience, this combination will help to firm the gums, reduce sensititvity and inflammation. It is important that you visit the dentist regularly, however, you can do a lot on your own to prevent and maintain your oral health on a daily basis.

Gum disease is the most common cause of loss of teeth. Depending on the severity of your condition, you can prevent the loss of teeth by these simple measures.

There is no substitute for good oral hygiene, and as you develop a daily routine, you will notice less bleeding, less sensitivity, and a fresher smelling mouth.

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