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Can You Catch Gingivitis From Another Person
Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more
Plaque buildup: Bacteria, when not removed regularly, irritates the margin of the gums and you may experience bleeding when you brush and floss. That is gingivitis. It becomes periodontitis when the inflammation causes separation of the fibers that hold the gum to the teeth the plaque may start to cause a reaction that leads to bone loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IF you have teeth: Young children to elderly can get gingivitis any time oral hygiene is inadequate. It is simply inflamation in the gums. If you mean periodontitis then it usually comes later but it is preventable with good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacteria causes it.: Gingivitis is inflammation of the soft gum tissue, the diagnosis implies that the bone that supports the teeth is not affected. Like some other conditions, you may inherit a tendency toward gingivitis, but you cannot not inherit the condition. It is caused by germs accumulating at the gum line. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brush your gums : Most people brush their teeth but ignore their gums. Make sure to brush the gums on both sides of your teeth- even if they bleed. Floss at least 3 times a week to flush food and bacteria from your gums. Your gums may bleed - but that is okay. The gums will 'tighten up' in a couple of days of brushing. Visit your dentist every six months to make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually.: Gingivitis or gum inflammation is usually reversible if you remove the cause of the swelling with the help of your dentist or hygienist in addition to excellent dental hygiene. If untreated it can lead to periodontitis--an often painless swelling of the gums and supporting tissues which causes bone loss, affects heart disease, and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With cleaning: Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, which is usually due to bacteria-containing plaque and tartar at the gum line. Daily brushing & flossing prevents plaque formation. Your dentist will need to physically remove the plaque and tartar. In the absence of bacteria and plaque, the body is able to heal the inflammation. Gingivitis can also be caused by other factors, please consult your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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