What is Gingivitis and How Can You Prevent It?

What is Gingivitis and How Can You Prevent It?

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gingiva, the part of your gum around the base of your teeth. It is often caused by the buildup of plaque. The bacteria from the plaque produces acids that attack tooth enamel and can…