Avoiding Gingivitis

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Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that leads to sore gums and caused by plaque buildup. Plaque is a sticky film, comprised of bacteria, that is found on the teeth and gums. The bacteria can produce toxins that irritate the gums. When plaque hardens into tartar, it can’t be removed with brushing. If your […]

Preventing and Treating Gum Disease

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Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and tooth replacement in adults. While the causes of this infection are many –hormonal changes, illnesses, medications, smoking, family history and poor oral hygiene – issues with the gums can often be prevented, or stopped before it progresses from gum inflammation (gingivitis) to gum disease (periodontitis). It’s […]