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Gingivitis (cont.)

Gingivitis Home Remedies

The best home care for gingivitis is prevention.

  • Regular dental visits to remove plaque buildup are necessary to combat gingivitis.
  • Once a dentist removes plaque, regular brushing and flossing will minimize plaque formation. Even with good dental hygiene, plaque will begin to accumulate again.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/6/2014

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Gingivitis is an inflammatory process limited to the mucosal epithelial tissue surrounding the cervical portion of the teeth and the alveolar processes.

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