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What Is Gum Inflammation? Gum inflammation is a common term used to refer to gingivitis. Gingivitis describes an oral condition where the gums have become swollen and inflamed, hence the term gum inflammation. In addition to inflamed gums, the gums also bleed easily when touched, brushed or flossed. The gums are light pink or pinkish-red…

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Has your dentist or dental hygienist ever told you during your dental visit that you have bleeding gums? Bleeding gums are one symptom of gum disease, commonly referred to as gingivitis. You may have noticed that your gums bleed while you brush or floss your teeth at home. It is vital to take the necessary…

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What Is Periodontitis? Periodontal disease is another term used when referring to periodontitis. Unlike gingivitis, a type of reversible gum disease, periodontitis is not reversible. Periodontal disease involves the permanent breakdown of gum tissue and bone in the mouth. How Does It Start? The first stage is the development of gum disease (gingivitis). Gingivitis occurs…

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What is dental plaque? Dental plaque is a film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. It has a sticky feel, and it is colourless. It is very noticeable to your tongue’s touch when you have not brushed your teeth. How is dental plaque formed? Plaque forms when foods that contain carbohydrates are left on…

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