Medical News Today: Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention

Medical News Today: Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention

Gums are the soft tissue surrounding the teeth that provide a seal around each tooth. Healthy gums are essential for protecting teeth, and itching is often a sign that bacteria have built up between teeth and gums. Itchy gums are usually easy to treat, and good dental hygiene can prevent most problems. In some cases, itching could be a sign of a more serious concern, such as gum disease, so a person should visit a dentist if symptoms persist. Itchy gums can have a number of different causes, so other symptoms can help determine the exact problem: Gums that bleed...

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