How You Can Repair Them
Your first defense against sore gums is establishing a strong oral care habit that includes products to reduce and remove the growth of germs. Toothpastes like Colgate Total® Advanced Deep Clean have germ-killers that have been proven effective at this purpose, and oral rinses such as Colgate Total® Daily Repair can also assist in the healing process if you already have early signs of periodontal damage.
Although overzealous technique can cause irritation, brushing and flossing are still absolutely necessary. Routine tooth brushing and flossing to remove germs mechanically effectively decreases plaque in the mouth, especially in areas along the gumline. Plaque (also called a biofilm) is a sticky, often invisible mixture found on the surface of your teeth, and is made up of bacteria, leftover food and waste that the germs produce as they feed on oral debris. This combination, when left stuck along your gumline, can result in painful gums. And the longer you wait to remove it, the more time it has to damage your teeth and surrounding tissue.
Advanced forms of gum disease are treatable conditions, but they're not always the cause of the pain. By avoiding tobacco products, eating a nutrient-rich diet, watching your stress and getting plenty of sleep each night, you can reduce your risk of experiencing sore gums. Your dental professional can also assist you in identifying risks you may not realize you carry, allowing you to participate in a treatment plan that specifically addresses your irritation.