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WHAT IS GINGIVITIS? Did you know75% of Americans will experience

gum disease at some point in their life? Gingivitis! It sounds bad but rest assured

that with prompt and proper dental care this early stage of gum disease can be easily managed,

prevented and treated. Gingivitis occurs when plaque, which contains

bacteria, builds up on teeth and produces toxins that irritate the gums. If you have

bleeding, red, puffy, or inflamed gums, its probably gingivitis. Managing gingivitis is

important so that it doesnt progress into a more serious form of gum disease.

Factors that might increase your risk of gingivitis include smoking, stress, pregnancy, poor nutrition,

medications and chronic diseases. Crest wants to help you prevent and help treat

gingivitis. For effective gingivitis home treatment be sure to properly brush with an

antigingivitis toothpaste and a soft toothbrush, rinse with an antigingivitis mouthwash and

floss daily. This oral care tip brought to you by Crest:

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