Gingivitis is more common than you think

Adrianna Mejia
Gingivitis is more common than you think
Did you know that 48.3% of Filipinos suffer from gingivitis or gum disease?

MANILA, Philippines – When it comes to keeping your mouth healthy, there’s a tendency to overlook its supporting structure, which is the gums. And if you have ever experienced your gums bleed as you brush or floss, or if you have bad breath that doesn’t seem to go away, then you may have a kind of gum disease called gingivitis.

Gingivitis or the swelling of gums is an oral problem that is not easily spotted since its symptoms are very mild. But if not addressed, it can lead to a more severe type of gum disease or periodontitis and tooth loss in more serious cases.

It may not be a widely known oral health issue, but did you know that the most common cause of gingivitis is easily preventable with proper oral care?

Here are some facts on gingivitis, its causes and how you can treat it. –


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