One of the oral health issues that dentists from dentalosogentle.com.au, have to treat often is gingivitis. Gingivitis is a periodontal disease that affects the gums and is often referred to generally as gum disease, it is not the only disease gums can suffer from.
There are two main types of gingivitis with one being caused by dental plaque irritating a person’s gums which then causes decolouration, inflammation and in the worst cases, pain. The second type of gingivitis is caused by infections from fungi, viruses, and bacteria, but not dental plaque.
Gingivitis Risk Factors And Prevention
Several risk factors exist that can make a person more prone to suffering from gingivitis than others. These risk factors include:
- Old Age
- Poor Nutrition
- Weakened Immunity
- Hormonal Changes
- Medical Conditions
- Dry Mouth
- Poor Oral Hygiene