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Gingivitis is caused by the accumulation of plaque and bacteria lurking between and around your teeth resulting in red, swollen, and bleeding gums.
If you notice symptoms of gingivitis it is important to improve your oral care routine. You can treat gingivitis at home using a Waterpik® Water Flosser.
In order to reverse gum inflammation, you need to remove the plaque from your teeth that is releasing toxins and causing inflammation.
You can do this by brushing and flossing every day to maintain a consistent, regular oral care routine.
By brushing your teeth you’re removing the plaque on the tooth surfaces. By using floss you remove the plaque between your teeth that’s hard to reach with a toothbrush.
Since many people don’t string floss properly or at all, a Water Flosser is often more effective than string. It makes flossing easier because it effortlessly reaches the tight spaces between your teeth and surfaces below the gumline.
Adding the Waterpik® Water Flosser into your oral care routine can help improve your gum health. It removes plaque that causes gingivitis from between the teeth and below the gumline that regular brushing and incorrect string flossing habits miss.
If you see signs of gingivitis that do not improve with home treatment, call your dentist and make an appointment for an exam and assessment of your oral health.
Improving your daily oral care is the first step to reversing the effects of gingivitis. Using a Waterpik® Water Flosser is an easy way to ensure you’re improving your oral care routine.