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Gingivitis is a common oral health issue that affects many people, but it is often preventable with proper dental care and hygiene.


What is Gingivitis and
How to Prevent it?

Gingivits condition is characterized by inflammation and bleeding of the gums, and if left untreated, it can lead to more serious problems, such as periodontitis.
The good news is that gingivitis is preventable with proper dental care and hygiene. Here are some tips to help prevent gingivitis:

Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.


Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along the gum


Use an antiseptic mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen your breath


Eat a healthy diet that is low in sugar and high in fiber.

Quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption.

Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups


Healthy gums are firm and pale pink and fitted tightly around the teeth. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include:

1. Swollen or puffy gums
2. Dusky red or dark red gums
3. Gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss
4. Bad breath
5. Receding gums
6. Tender gums

When to see a dentist

If you notice any signs and symptoms of gingivitis, schedule an appointment with your dentist. The sooner you seek care, the better your chances of reversing damage from gingivitis and preventing its progression to periodontitis.

Gingivitis is a common and often preventable oral health issue that affects many people. By practicing good dental care and hygiene, you can reduce your risk of developing gingivitis and maintain healthy gums.

If you experience any symptoms of gingivitis, it is important to visit your dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation and proper treatment.

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