Definition Swollen gums are abnormally enlarged, bulging, or protruding. Alternative Names Swollen gums; Gingival swelling Considerations Gum swelling is quite common and may involve one or many of the triangular-shaped bits of gum between nearby teeth. These sections are called papillae. Occasionally, the gums swell significantly, blocking the teeth completely. Common Causes Gingivitis Infection by a virus or fungus Malnutrition Poorly fitting dentures Pregnancy Sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash Scurvy Side effect of a drug such as Dilantin or phenobarbital
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Baked Chicken Tenders.
The recipe below can be used as a quick and easy dinner and is easily modified to be gluten free and dairy free.
2 Tbs. canola oil
1 package chicken tenders (usually contains about 8 pieces)
1 small container of plain coconut yogurt
1 cup Italian style bread crumbs (rice bread crumbs work well also)
1 cup parmesan cheese (shredded rice cheese also works well)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper. Pour the yogurt onto a plate. Mi...
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