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Patient discussion about gums

Q. What are the opportunities to restore gums? My gum on the lower jaw gets less and less, opening the roots of my teeth. Is there any technology or recurement to stop it and, hopefully, draw back?

A. Treatment of receding gums start with treating the cause - improving overall oral hygiene, including brushing habits (too powerful brushing may damage the gums), as well as periodic tooth cleaning at the dentist.

More sever situation may necessitate treatments done by a dentist. Consulting one may be wise.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/1136.htm

Q. Is it dangerous to swallow a bubble gum? My 4 year old child always swallows his chewing gum and I am worried that it can harm him

A. what about when your 45 yrs old and still swallowing gum? we had a debate with my older sister about this.

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Higher preference to naturally-derived gum arabic in F&B industry
Councils in Wales and England want the industry to contribute towards the PS60m-a-year cost of removing gum from roads and pavements.
Parodontax is said to be 40% more effective at reducing bleeding gums than a sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste.
Poor oral hygiene, crowding of teeth, systemic diseases like uncontrolled diabetes, bleeding disorders, and untreated receding gums can all lead to bleeding gums.
Natural" gums are more likely to contain only xylitol as the sweetener.
The gum industry has become unstuck and will need to sink its teeth into some solid marketing ideas in order to re-inflate sales," said Rabobank Senior Analyst Nicholas Fereday.
Gum makers and retailers are trying to hold the line by introducing new flavors and packaging that appeal to younger consumers.
An estimated 85% of American adults are affected by gum disease, and most people don't realize that they even have it.
It is usually a symptom or the result of poor oral hygiene and a build-up of plaque (a deposit of food particles, mucus and bacteria) and calculus (hardened plaque) between the teeth and gums.
Wrigley paid $36,000 ($12,000 each) to submit the three gums for scrutiny.
An ingredient called xylitol, which is added to some gums, provides an extra dose of cavity-fighting power.