Gum Disease 08/11/2017

All you need to know about itchy gums

Itchy gums can be a sign of a mild bacterial infection or something more serious like gum disease. Luckily, itchy gums can easily be remedied.

Key takeaways:

- Itchy gums can be caused by build up of plaque, pregnancy hormones, a dry mouth or a mild allergic reaction

- Itchy gums can be relieved by rinsing with mouthwash or saltwater solution and cleaning your teeth thoroughly. If the cause is plaque build-up, you may need professional cleaning

- You should always visit your dentist if you have persistently itchy gums or any additional symptoms

"Itchy gums are usually easy to treat."

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Benfleet Dental Centre

8 Benfleet Road, Benfleet. SS7 1QB

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Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00*
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