Gingivitis Self-Care at Home
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.
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