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How can gingivitis be avoided?

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. It is directly caused by the bacterial plaque: a soft, sticky and colourless bacterial film constantly being formed on our teeth and gums.

Classic signs and symptoms of gingivitis are red, swollen and sensitive gums which may bleed when brushed. Another sign of the disease is that gums may have receded from the teeth and, consequently, the teeth appear to be elongated. Another symptom is bad breath or halitosis.

Simple gingivitis may be prevented through good oral hygiene:








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