Sure, everyone wants their smile to be bright white, but how about healthy pink? The truth is, your (pink) gums are an important part of the picture. Especially when you smile from ear-to-ear.
That’s why you’ll want to avoid “gingivitis”- that scary word really just means inflammation of the gums. It’s directly caused by plaque that’s missed by your regular cleaning routine. At this stage, fortunately, the condition is reversible. Left untreated, however, gingivitis can become periodontitis, a serious oral health disease that can result in tooth loss.
Have you looked closely at your gums recently? Because, like many people, you may already have gingivitis and not even know it. Now that’s scary.
Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include:
Gum disease can happen to anyone, and it usually becomes even more common as you age. Things that get in the way of cleaning, such as braces, dentures and tooth spacing, tend to increase the likelihood.
And now, the good news! You can help prevent gingivitis and get your smile camera ready by:
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