Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums (gingiva) around the teeth due to improper cleaning of teeth. The condition is almost always reversible. Brushing teeth with toothpaste and flossing with dental floss are the best ways to prevent gingivitis.

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Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums (gingiva) around the teeth. Gingi ...
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Gingivitis Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Because early-stage gum disease is seldom painful, you can have gingivitis without even knowing it. Often, though, you''re likely to have warning signs such as: Swollen, soft, red gums. Gums that blee...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Gingivitis begins with plaque. This invisible, sticky film, composed primarily of bacteria, forms on your teeth when starches and sugars in food interact with bacteria normally found in your mouth. Br...
Source: MayoClinic

Gingivitis Prevention

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Prevention
... The best way to prevent gingivitis is a program of good dental hygiene, one that you begin early and practice consistently throughout life. That means brushing your teeth at least twice daily — ...
Source: MayoClinic

Gingivitis Treatment

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Complications
... Untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a much more serious form of gum disease. Periodontitis can cause tooth loss and may even increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. What''s more...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Your dentist may treat gingivitis in several ways, but the first step is to thoroughly clean your teeth, removing all traces of plaque and tartar — a procedure known as scaling. The cleaning may...
Source: MayoClinic

Gingivitis Other

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Gum Disease
...  What is gum disease? Gum disease is an infection of the gums, the pink tissues that surround and support the teeth. Gum disease is usually painless and starts as swelling, called gingivitis. Gin...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Gingivitis
... What is gingivitis? Gingivitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, describes the events that begin with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end -- if not properly treated -- ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Gingivitis Treatment

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Periodontal Disease
... What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is the inflammation and degeneration of the bone and gum structures that support your teeth. This pervasive disease, which can cause gums to recede and...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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