It's More Than Just Bad Breath!
Do YOU have GINGIVITIS?
16 million Canadians do!
Signs & Symptoms
Red, swollen or tender gums that bleed when brushed or flossed & Bad Breath (halitosis)
A mild or early form of gum disease
THE FACTS ABOUT GINGIVITIS:
When teeth are not properly cleaned, plaque forms on the tooth surface
Plaque causes irritation of the gums, making them red and slightly swollen--this is gingivitis
More serious forms of gum disease (periodontitis) START with gingivitis
YOU CAN REVERSE GINGIVITIS YOU CANNOT
4 steps to prevent & reverse gingivitis
RINSE with antibacterial mouth rinse
Get a regular check-up and cleaning with a dental professional
Why Should You Care?
* Good management of gingivitis is a sign of good oral hygiene
* This prevents halitosis, bleeding gums and other more serious dental diseases like tooth decay and periodontal disease
* There is a link between oral health and overall health