One in every two Americans has the oral health condition called gingivitis and doesn’t even realize it. Because gingivitis is a precursor to the more serious oral health condition of periodontitis, failing to recognize the signs of gingivitis, like swollen gums, can have some very serious health consequences. One of the best ways to avoid developing advanced gum disease is to remove the plaque and bacteria that is linked to gingivitis.
Not only can gum disease cause some very serious oral health problems, but increasing research has also linked it to other medical conditions, including heart disease. In this video, an experienced dental hygienist outlines some of the symptoms of gingivitis. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist.
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