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Saturday, March 8, 2014
Am 20 years old. my gums are bleeding severly and recently my teeth started external decaying. dentist told me to keep on brushing and it didnt work. What should i do? Is there any medicene i can use to stop this? Am afraid to lose my teeth too early, please help.
I recommend that you visit a periodontist. At the age of 20, there is one type of gum disease that may affect younger individuals and may cause severe tissue loss in a short time. The decay problem is probably related to your diet, too. Thus, in addition to brushing/flossing regularly and using a correct brushing technique, you should work on your diet (no pop, etc.). You should also have a regular check-up including professional dental cleaning.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University