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Here are the tips to prevent gingivitis

Written by Editorial Team | Published : April 4, 2019 4:33 PM IST

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Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It involves plaque formation on teeth that further creates inflammation if not removed on time either through brushing or flossing. The cause behind the inflammation is basically the toxins produced by the plaque. This condition can become even worse by weakening the tooth enamel and developing into periodontal disease (infection that can permanently damage your gums and teeth). Causes of this condition include poor oral hygiene, hormonal changes, tobacco use, stress, poor nutrition, and medications. If you are suffering from this gingivitis, you will experience symptoms like swollen, bleeding gums, loose teeth, and constant bad breath. Read on to know how you can effectively prevent this painful condition.

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Flossing: Brush cannot reach to each and every part of your teeth. The tiny spaces between them remain uncleaned. Floss helps remove plaque from there.

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Avoid tobacco use: Tobacco is associated with many health hazards including gum disease and cancer.