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Gingivitis refers to an inflammation that affects the gum tissue. Gingivitis is typically caused by plaque or tartar that has been build up. Gingivitis must be treated as it otherwise may lead to the more serious inflammation periodontitis. Characteristics of gingivitis may include red, swollen, puffy gums that tends to bleed, receding gums, bad breath, and a bad taste in the mouth. In order to treat gingivitis the plaque, which has caused the inflammation must be removed. Homoeopathy and nutritional supplements may also benefit the healing. To sustain a long term recovery, it is important to practice good dental hygiene.

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