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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.

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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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Acacia Gum is an edible vegetable exudate, coming from acacia trees.
The botanical name for American sweet gum is derived from the Latin liquidis, meaning fluid or liquid, and the Arabic ambar, referring to the sweet-smelling gum which exudes from the tree.
If you have patients going on Dilantin, getting them to the dentist in 10 days can minimize that condition,'' by treating gum pockets where bacteria lurks, he advised.
Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether a person's genetic makeup may lead to other types of gum disease, Thakker says.
The symptoms and measures we can take to prevent this are being highlighted in Gum Disease Awareness Week.
Beyond acting as a gum arabic replacement, TicaPAN Coating System offers other functional benefits.
The market for gum arabic is projected to grow significantly in the coming years owing to the increasing use of gum arabic in different applications and the rising opportunities in countries, such as India, China, Italy, and Brazil.
More recently, the company has moved toward manufacturing wholesale gum with custom value-added formulations for other companies.
The report shares an analysis of the global confectionery market with a special focus on the global chewing gum market.
This type of a membrane would be very difficult to produce using conventional gum materials.
It appears that the level of acetate and pyruvate substituents on xanthan gum can affect its structural and functional properties.
The gums alongside the pockets eventually become an inflamed, oozing mass.