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Clinical Infectious Diseases: Open Access

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Commonly called as inflammation of the gum tissue, usually caused by a bacterial infection, The most common form of gingivitis bacterial biofilms known as plaque. Healthy gums are firm and pale pink and fitted tightly around the teeth. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include: Swollen or puffy gums, Dusky red or dark red gums, Gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss, Bad breath, Tender gums. Risk factors are smoking or chewing tobacco, diabetes, consuming certain medications (oral contraceptives, steroids, anticonvulsants, calcium channel blockers, and chemotherapy), crooked teeth, broken fillings, pregnancy etc.

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