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What does gingivitis means?

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What does gingivitis means?
Gingivitis is condition in which the gums are inflamed. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Gingivitis can lead to serious issues if it is not treated. The main cause for gingivitis is dental plaque. Plaque is a sticky, soft, colorless film of bacteria that it forms over teeth and gums.

Daily brushing and flossing can help to reduce the plaque, but even rigorous hygiene and nutrition may not remove all traces of it. If plaque is not completely removed it produces toxins or poisons that will irritate gum tissue and cause gingivitis. If left untreated gingivitis can become a serious periodontal matter and can cause permanent damage to both the teeth and jaw.

How can I tell if I have gingivitis?
The symptoms that are indicating the presence of gingivitis include: swollen, tender gums that tend to bleed easily when you brush. Gum disease creates pockets that form between the teeth and gums, and these pockets are where plaque and food residual collect. Many sufferers experience recurring bad breath or an awful taste in their mouths, even if the disease it not too advanced.

What can you do to prevent gingivitis?
Good and regular oral hygiene is absolutely essential in preventing teeth and gum disease. Regular brushing soon after each and every meal together with proper flossing may seem laborious, but it is important. A professional cleaning is also very important. This is because once plaque has built up and hardened (a condition referred to as tartar) only a dentist can effectively remove it.

Ways to help stop gingivitis before it develops:

• Correct brushing and flossing. This is proven to control plaque and the build up of tartar.
• Eating the right foods. A proper diet will ensure effective nutrition for your teeth and jawbone.
• Avoiding smoking. Any form of smoking should be avoided.
• Seeing your Dentist. Your dentist is your greatest friend when it comes to oral well being, so make sure you make a habit of visiting him or her regularly.

Don’t allow oral hygiene to suffer because you feel it can wait until later. Brush and floss regularly and go for dental check ups at least once a year – more often if you have a dental issue.






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