Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. This is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.

Signs of gingivitis include red and puffy gums, that bleed easily when the person brushes their teeth.

Gingivitis often resolves with good oral hygiene, such as longer and more frequent brushing, and flossing. In addition, an antiseptic mouthwash may help.

In mild cases of gingivitis, patients may not even know they have it, because symptoms are mild. However, the condition should be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

Gingivitis is quite prevalent. But while almost 80% of adults will experience some symptoms of gingivitis, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s inevitable. It’s important to note that occasionally there might be no noticeable pain or apparent signs, leaving people unaware that they have it. That’s another good reason to schedule regular checkups with your dental professional every six months so he or she can identify it and suggest treatment options.

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Some symptoms of gingivitis include red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Chronic gingivitis can lead to periodontitis and chronic bad breath. If these symptoms persist, it’s important to talk with your dental professional to determine the best treatment. In the meantime, learn what you can do to protect against gingivitis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease is an extremely common dental problem. Gum disease forms near the gumline of a patient’s mouth due to excess buildup of plaque on teeth. Plaque can be removed by frequently and properly brushing, flossing, and using mouth wash. Even with great oral habits, it is still important to receive a professional dental cleaning every six months from your dentist.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gingivitis or gum disease is commonly caused by any of the following:

  • Poor dental habits: not brushing/flossing frequently or correctly
  • Use of tobacco products (both smoking and chewing tobacco)
  • Medications: gingivitis is a side effect of some steroids, anti-epilepsy medications, calcium channel blockers, birth control, and cancer medications.
  • Misaligned teeth: Crooked and crowded teeth are much harder to effectively floss or brush, this is why orthodontists correct teeth alignment
  • Genetics: some people are genetically more susceptible to gum disease

How Do You Prevent Gum Disease?

The three best ways to prevent gum disease are: brushing your teeth, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist twice a year. Most regular people will not notice if they are developing gum disease. That is why it is important to visit your dentist. There is a common misconception that if you brush and floss regularly there is zero chance of developing dental issues. Because some causes of gum disease are not directly linked to oral health, it is important to see a dentist twice per year.

What Are The Signs of Gum Disease?

There are a few signs of gum disease every adult and teen should be aware of. If your gums are receding (stretching away from the teeth), if they bleed often after brushing, or if they are red and swollen, these are all signs of gum disease.

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