Gingivitis is an infection of the gums caused by plaque buildup on the teeth. This plaque then causes the gums to become infected and swollen. Gingivitis is often caused by poor oral hygiene, but there are a number of factors that can contribute to this problem, such as smoking, blood disease, alcohol and drug abuse, sugar intake and a lack of vitamin C. If neglected, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis and the erosion of the teeth. In fact, untreated gingivitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
The good news is that gingivitis is completely reversible and if caught early enough it won