Swollen gums can often be a sign that your mouth may not be completely healthy, but, in some cases, swollen gums are an unavoidable side effect of certain types of medicine and pregnancy. In these cases, or any time you notice that your gums are swollen, it may be beneficial to follow a few tips to bring down the swelling.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, gums that are swollen should not be exposed to mouthwashes, tobacco, or alcohol because these substances can further irritate swollen gums. Also, eating a nutritious and balanced diet can help soothe swelling in the gums.
Visiting a dentist at least once every six months can also improve your dental health. If you or a loved one needs dental care, please contact the Austin dentists of BridgeView Dental at 512-347-8299 to schedule an appointment.