Healthy gums are a nice shade of coral pink. So, if your gums suddenly look more white than pink, this is a sign that something is amiss. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a severe medical issue.
There are several causes of white gums that are easily treatable. First of all, you should determine if your white gums are the result of using harsh dental care products, like tooth whitening kits or very strong toothpaste. Sometimes, these products contain large amounts of bleach, and they whiten your gums right along with your teeth. In other cases, the white gums appear after using these products because they are irritating to your gums or because they cause an allergic reaction. Ceasing use of these products will usually take care of the problem in a short amount of time.
Switching to all natural dental care products ensures that you don’t have to worry about allergic reactions or about large volumes of bleach or detergent in your products. Dental care products made from oil of mint are especially effective and safe.
White gums may also be a sign of infection in the body. Very often, this infection is in the gums themselves, and is due to gingivitis or periodontal disease. Ridding yourself of gingivitis requires professional cleaning on a regular basis and a good dental care routine at home. Brushing at least twice a day, along with flossing and rinsing every day will work wonders for killing the bacteria in your mouth that is causing the gingivitis. Those all natural oil of mint products we mentioned earlier are the perfect choice for killing bacteria without worrying about annoying side effects from detergents or artificial ingredients. And, you’ll be amazed at how great your mouth feels when you use mint-based products.
If you notice white gums, but do not have an infection in your mouth, you may have infection elsewhere in the body. It’s important to see your doctor to determine the underlying cause of your white gums. Usually you’ll see your gums return to a healthy pink once the infection is out of your body.
One of the most important things we can do toward our overall health is ensuring that we have a healthy mouth. If your oral hygiene routine could use some improvement, start using those all natural products to help get you mouth in tiptop shape. Not only will you have nice, pink gums, but you’ll be well on your way to preventing further problems down the road.