gingiva

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  • noun

Synonyms for gingiva

the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth

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First, your dentist and dental hygienist will look at your gums to see if they are red, swollen and inflamed and will check for tartar (hardened plaque) beneath the gum line.
Creating teeth that are not too short, boxy or thick as well as gently sculpting an uneven gum line all dramatically affect the final result.
Scaling involves gently inserting one sharpened end of the scaler between the dog's gum line and any calculus (tartar) deposits on the tooth, then flicking them down and away.
Scaling is the process of removing plaque and tarter above and below the gum line.
As bacterial load on the gum line increases, the bacterial waste products such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, acids and other compounds increasingly damage the tissues surrounding the teeth.
He said that during brushing, the position of the tooth brush head should be at an angle of forty five degrees towards your gum line.
GUM Soft-Picks[R] by Sunstar Americas have 76 soft, flexible bristles designed to fit small interproximal spaces and remove plaque between teeth and along the gum line.
Talking about how he stumbled on the idea, Dr Idris, based in Harley Street, London, said: "I was analysing photos of smiling clients, comparing the ratio of the teeth, smile and gum line.
Multilevel bristles help remove stubborn plaque in all areas of the mouth, with firmer bristles cleaning between the teeth and softer, longer ones to clean along the gum line.
colonize the tooth structures beneath the gum line.
It also has advanced bristles designed to help clean along the gum line and hard-to-reach areas.
Collect any lost whole teeth or tooth fragments, touching only the crown - the white shiny part visible above the gum line - to avoid further damage.
A third type of tissue, cementum, lines the dentin under the gum line.
This is a more severe form of gum disease, which occurs when plaque is allowed to build up beneath the gum line.