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If you have noticed that your gums are sensitive and redder than usual, then gingivitis is likely to be more pronounced.
Most people get gingivitis at some point in their lives, but because the symptoms are usually mild, they are unaware of it. The downside is that without treatment, gingivitis could cause bigger problems in the mouth.
What causes gingivitis?
When we neglect brushing, flossing and not rinsing our mouth with mouthwash, plaque, a sticky bacterial film from food debris, builds up around the teeth. The acids released infect the enamel and cause caries. After 72 hours, the plaque hardens and becomes a stone that spreads along the gum line making it difficult to clean properly. This accumulation of stone irritates the gums and causes gingivitis.
This disease is more common in smokers, pregnant women and people on certain medications.
What are the symptoms of gingivitis?
Many people do not realize that they have gingivitis until some of the following symptoms become very noticeable:
• Swollen, red or purple gums. Healthy gums are pink and tight.
• Painful gums, soft to the touch
• Bleeding gums, usually when brushing.
• Gums that have been pulled away from the teeth
• Loose teeth
• Chewing pain
• Sensitive teeth
• Unpleasant breathing that does not subside even after brushing.
How is gingivitis treated?
If you find that you have gingivitis, the situation can be reversed easily.
Improve your oral health habits:
Do not miss brushing, do not forget to use floss and mouthwashes that help directly in the treatment of the disease.
Gingivitis can return at any time and the only way to avoid it is to adopt good oral hygiene habits. Find at Fotopharmacy how could you achieve this through our large variety of brands and products!!