Gingivitis

  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Symptoms may include red, swollen or bleeding gums and bad breath
  • Caused most commonly from bacteria due to poor oral hygiene
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but slightly more common in males
  • Can occur at any age but more commonly seen in adults
  • Usually mild in nature

  • Replace toothbrush every 3-4 months
  • Brush at least 2 times a day or after every meal
  • Floss once a day
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash

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