Gingivitis can be treated with good dental care from your dentist and at home. Gingivitis can go away, but may come back if you do not keep cleaning your teeth properly at home.
Can you take away gingivitis?
Gingivitis usually clears up after a thorough professional cleaning — as long as you continue good oral hygiene at home. Your dentist will help you plan an effective at-home program and a schedule of regular professional checkups and cleaning.
How do you know if your gingivitis is getting worse?
One of the earliest signs of gingivitis is gums that appear red and puffy, as well as gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing. Good oral hygiene can help to correct this issue, but if your gums continue to experience these symptoms – or they seem more severe – your gingivitis may be progressing.