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Gingivitis
Gingivitis: Inflammation of the gums.

Gingivitis is gingival (gum) inflammation due to the build-up of plaque on the tooth surfaces.

Symptoms of gingivitis include red and swollen gums that easily bleed with brushing or flossing.

Gingivitis is usually the result of suboptimal oral hygiene, both inadequate brushing and flossing.

 
Fast Facts
 
Gingivitis is very common among adolescents.
 
Laxity in oral hygiene results in plaque accumulation, which triggers an inflammatory response.
 
Bleeding with brushing or flossing is the most common symptom of gingivitis.



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