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How to know if I have gingivitis?

Have you noticed that your gums are very red or sometimes bleed? If this is your case then it is possible that you suffer from gingivitis, but how to know if I have gingivitis?

This is a frequent gum disease that has an easy solution with the right treatment. Gingivitis can be cured with its effects also reversible in most cases. It affects both men and women equally and gingivitis is not uncommon in children, in fact more and more cases of infant gingivitis are observed. In its first stage, gingivitis does not cause pain so many patients do not go to the dentist. However, if not treated properly, gingivitis can develop and become periodontitis.


  • Bad breath.
  • Gums sensitive and inflamed.
  • Complete redness of the gums or around the teeth.
  • Gums that bleed when eating or brushing teeth
  • The gums change shape or the tissue disappears.


The main cause is the accumulation of bacteria in the plaque, which gradually damage the gum to cause infection. However, there are other factors that increase the risk:

  • Bad fillings made.
  • Hormonal changes in pregnancy.
  • The use of contraceptives.
  • Some medications.
  • Genetic or environmental factors.
  • Diseases such as diabetes or leukemia.
  • Tobacco.

As plaque is the cause, the therapy and treatment of gingivitis is aimed precisely at eliminating that bacterial plaque and preventing its reappearance.

If you have any doubts about our services, we offer you the possibility to go to a first consultation of free valuation. We invite you to call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424 and tell us your doubts or if you are already on vacation in Isla Mujeres and want to meet us, or if you have a dental emergency during your vacations you can call us at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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