combat gingivitisGingivitis; most of the people are not even aware about this obnoxious oral disease. Most of the time people ignore blood splits while brushing. This can be a sign of chronic gum disease or gingivitis.

What exactly this disease is and how it can harm you? Gingivitis is actually a kind of gum disease which results in bleeding, swelling and inflammation in gums because of the bacteria coated around teeth. This is a slow yet perilous disease, which if ignored, can result in the damage of gum tissues. These damaged gum tissues further creates pockets which holds more bacteria and ultimately, results in the complete detachment of tooth from gum. It is absolutely essential to know every angle of this disease and most important how to fight with this disease.


Understand the Symptoms and Causes

Firstly, you must be aware of every symptoms of this disease and never ignore them at any cost:

  • Swelling on Gums
  • Redness in Gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth Pulled Away from Gums
  • Sensitivity
  • Infection or pus between gums and teeth
  • Gum Bleeding while Brushing or Flossing
  • Excessive Pain while chewing
  • Consistent Bad Breath even after brushing

Apart from symptoms, you must also know the basic causes which are responsible for this gum disease:

  • Improper Brushing and Flossing
  • Habit of Smoking and Tobacco Chewing
  • Medical History like Diabetes
  • During Pregnancy
  • Medications
  • Crooked teeth and Broken Filling


Precaution is always better than cure. You can keep yourself safe from this disease simply by keeping few of the precautions such as if you will take balanced diet such as watery and leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, etc and avoid sticky and junk food which is more bacteria prone then, you can certainly be 30% safe from this disease. Similarly, by maintaining oral hygiene, brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing once a day, you can keep yourself safe for about more than 40%. You should also use fluoride toothpaste for emasculating bacteria’s invasion in your mouth.

You should also take proper measures for cleaning your tongue as it acts as Velcro for bacteria. From tongue, these bacteria can travel up to teeth and then gum resulting in gingivitis. Hence, it is highly recommended to keep a watch on tongue cleaning as well.

To finish the complete oral cycle of the day always use mouth-wash to rinse your mouth after brush and floss but make sure that mouth-wash is approved by the dental association.

Even after keeping all the precaution you feel any of the symptoms then, head straight towards your DP and take proper treatment.

How to fight with this disease?

There are some easy and straightforward tips which can help you to fight against gingivitis:

  • Start with Dry Brushing: Before brushing with toothpaste, always do dry brushing, this is more effective in removing dental plaque.
  • No over Pressure: Avoid putting too much pressure while brushing as it can damage your gums unnecessarily.
  • Use Soft Bristle Brush: This will help cleaning your teeth without bothering your gums.
  • Tongue Cleaning: Tongue Cleaning is equally important to avoid gingivitis
  • Electric Toothbrushes: They are better options to build interest in brushing
  • Floss and Water Irrigators: They are the prime requirements for complete oral hygiene as most of the corners and gaps are unapproachable for brush.
  • Baking Soda and Saline Water: These are some of the organic products which can be used for rinsing your mouth right after eating anything.


In the nutshell, whether you have any symptom of gingivitis or not, it is always good to pull up your socks to combat this disease. Never avoid any symptom and always keep all the precaution. Always remember to go for regular dental check-ups as your DP is the ultimate guideline to save you from this ailment.


The high tech world we live in today is being fueled by dozens of different rechargeable batteries that we hardly give a thought to, until they get wet. Our cell phones, tablets, and laptops all rely on us plugging them in once in a while to keep them portable. Is this having a negative impact on our environment, or should we be using a rechargeable battery in every product that calls for one?

Most of the gadgets we use that require a rechargeable battery used to have a NiCad battery. This was not limited to your techie stuff either. Even household items such as your beard trimmer could have a rechargeable battery inside. If you are trimming your beard with a cordless beard trimmer, than you are contributing to the high number of rechargeable batteries that have entered our world, but that doesn’t mean you should throw out your beard trimmer just yet.

Rechargeable batteries have improved drastically over the last ten years, and no longer contain the high levels of cadmium that used to make environmentalists frown. Instead, they either use Nickel or Lithium. Both perform better and last longer, along with using elements that are not nearly as toxic. And as far as the energy being used to keep them charged, this is minimal in comparison to the amount of energy needed in the production of batteries.

What you should look for in your rechargeable battery operated devices is either a Nickel (NiMH) battery, or lithium. If it is still using NiCad, it is well behind technology that has helped to make rechargeable batteries friendly for our planet. When you are reading reviews to find the perfect beard trimmer, make sure that it mentions one of these battery types if it is cordless. If it says NiCad, keep looking at the beard trimmer reviews until you find one that doesn’t. And hey, bearded guys, while we’re on it – get a nice organic, natural beard balm to keep that thing in shape. There are some terrible petroleum products that you DO NOT want to use. Virtu by Liberty is pretty slick.

To make rechargeable batteries a true sustainable item, there is one important step that cannot be missed. When they finally do expire, you have to recycle them. This is important so let’s say it together, recycle your rechargeable batteries. If you can’t figure out how to get it out of your beard trimmer, recycle the whole thing. Donate your old cell phones battery and the phone, even if it doesn’t work.

No matter what type of battery you are using, it is in no way, shape or form bio-degradable. So give a second to think about how many times you have up-graded your iPhone. Now times that by how many people in the world up-graded along with you. Now imagine that number in iPhone batteries taking up space at a landfill near you. Rechargeable or not, this is not a pretty picture for the future of our planet.

We have made strides forward in powering our world with batteries, but we still need to work on re-use and recycle. These are the two steps that cannot be missed if we are to say with confidence that a product is truly sustainable.