What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis is the most common type of periodontal disease. It develops when bacteria accumulates on the teeth and in mouth.

Signs of gingivitis

Signs of gingivitis include gum swelling, redness of the gums and even frequent bleeding of the gums.

How does the condition occur?

Poor oral hygiene such as not brushing your teeth regularly usually causes gingivitis.

Can gingivitis be reversed?

If gingivitis is treated during its early stages, its progression can be stopped and sometimes even reversed, otherwise the condition will slowly worsen to a more severe form of periodontal disease. The patient can eventually lose their tooth.

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See your dentist

Make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for a consultation and discuss any concerns regarding your dental health with him or her.

Source: Pamphlet entitled ‘Listerine’, by Listerine.

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