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Synonyms for gingiva

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

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Bleeding or red and puffy gums are signs of inflammation from plaque and tartar deposited below the gum line.
As the number of bacteria below the gum line increases, bacterial waste products such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, acids and other compounds accumulate and damage tissues.
This was achieved without having to transplant tissue from another part of the mouth into the gum line.
Aquafresh Ultimate helps protect the 30% of your tooth above the gum line that you can see and the 70% below that you can't see by keeping the gum seal tight, making it the key ally for mums when it comes to taking care of the whole family's oral health.
At the gum line, hold the floss in a C shape and gently rub where the gum and the bottom of the tooth meet.
Periodontitis is caused when the bacteria in plaque spreads and proliferates below the gum line.
Position the head of the toothbrush against your teeth, with the tips of the bristles angled against the gum line at a 45-degree angle.
Another product, the Colgate 360 DeepClean manual toothbrush, features slim, tipped bristles designed to reach between teeth and below the gum line.
It's designed to access the hard-to-reach places between teeth, at the gum line and the back surfaces of the teeth.
You could have pockets of infection deep under the gum line that are causing problems.
For the outer surfaces, place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle towards the gum line Use gentle, short strokes, back and forth, or circular movements moving the brush against the teeth and gums
This, in turn, helps other destructive bacteria stick to your teeth and colonize below the gum line.
gingivalis bacteria from adhering to the teeth below the gum line.
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.