Be aware of your oral care and be on the lookout for potential issues that can have lasting effects on your health. For instance, if gingivitis doesn’t receive the proper treatment, it can lead to gum disease which can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. Learn that healthy gums should look like, pink and firm. Take plenty of vitamins C and D to lower your risk of developing gingivitis. Probiotics and antioxidants will also help to keep your gums healthy.
- Untreated gingivitis can lead to loss of teeth and other health issues.
- Soft puffy gums, receding gums and bad breath are telltale signs of gingivitis.
- Probiotics and antioxidants can help to promote healthier gums and teeth.
“Healthy gums are firm and light pink in color. If your gums have become puffy and soft, or changed to a deeper color, you probably have gingivitis. Other symptoms include gums that bleed easily, a film covering mouth tissues, bad breath and receding gums.”