What is Gingivitis? | Crest

What is Gingivitis? | Crest

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WHAT IS GINGIVITIS?
Did you know… 75% of Americans will experience gum disease at some point in their life?
Gingivitis! It sounds bad but rest assured that with prompt and proper dental care this
early stage of gum disease can be easily managed, prevented and treated.
Gingivitis occurs when plaque, which contains bacteria, builds up on teeth and produces
toxins that irritate the gums. If you have bleeding, red, puffy, or inflamed gums, it’s
probably gingivitis. Managing gingivitis is important so that it doesn’t progress into
a more serious form of gum disease. Factors that might increase your risk of gingivitis
include smoking, stress, pregnancy, poor nutrition, medications and chronic diseases.
Crest wants to help you prevent and help treat gingivitis. For effective gingivitis home
treatment be sure to properly brush with an antigingivitis toothpaste and a soft toothbrush,
rinse with an antigingivitis mouthwash and floss daily.
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