Oral health problems are quite common today. But, that doesn’t mean that they don’t need attention. White gums and bad breath are both dental problems many people suffer from. They can cause embarrassment and discomfort.
There are many reasons why you might suffer from bad breath. The most common is gingivitis. Gingivitis is the most common dental problem today, and it creates multiple oral hygiene issues, including bad breath, bleeding gums and periodontal disease.
White spots in the mouth can also be caused by a wide variety of issues, including candida albicans, usually referred to as "thrush". Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth caused by an imbalance in the mouth’s natural bacteria. Taking anti-biotic medications can lead to thrush by killing the good bacteria in your body along with the bad. Thrush can lead to a painful mouth and difficulty swallowing.
Both bad breath and white spots in the mouth can be caused by inattention to oral hygiene, so if you’re suffering from these problems together, it’s certainly a good idea to step up your dental care routine.
Begin by ensuring that you are brushing at least twice daily and flossing at least once. Rinsing with an anti-bacterial mouthwash is helpful too. However, if you have white spots on your gums that are sore and painful, you might want to simply rinse with salt water until these have healed.
A clean mouth and a good oral hygiene routine can do a lot to keep bacteria in balance and to kill the germs that cause gingivitis and bad breath. If your white gums are the result of thrush, keeping your mouth clean may cure this problem as well. However, in some cases you may need medication from your doctor.
The bleach in tooth whitening products and toothpaste can also cause white gums. If your gums become white during use of a tooth-whitening product, you will likely see the whiteness subside once you have stopped using the product. If they occur as the result of toothpaste, you may want to discontinue the use of this toothpaste to avoid having white gums.
All natural products, like those made from oil of mint can offer you plenty of cleaning effectiveness without the bleach found in many commercial types of toothpaste. If the bleach from your toothpaste is causing white gums, switching to an all natural product might be the best thing to help keep your mouth clean and healthy, while avoiding those unattractive white gums.