What is Gingivitis?

What is Gingivitis?


Gingivitis is a common gum disease that happens with plaque build-up on the teeth. Plaque, a sticky film that contains bacteria, can build up over time on your teeth and cause your gums to become inflamed and even bleed.


The bacteria found in plaque can lead to other issues such as weakened tooth enamel.

What Causes Gingivitis?

The most common causes of gingivitis include:


  • Improper oral care
  • Changes in hormones
  • Some diseases like diabetes or cancer
  • Smoking
  • A poor diet


The risk of gingivitis also increases with age.

What Are the Early Signs of Gingivitis?

If you experience these symptoms, TePe suggests consulting your dental professional.


  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Bad breath or halitosis
  • Teeth loss
  • Red, puffy, and/or sore gums


When not treated, gingivitis can lead to severe periodontitis, tooth loss, and even heart failure.

Is Gingivitis Curable at Home?

When caught early enough, gingivitis can be reversed at home with proper oral care. However, TePe urges anyone who has symptoms of gingivitis to consult with their dentist immediately, as it can quickly develop into worse conditions.

How to Prevent Gingivitis with Proper Oral Care

The good news is that you can help prevent gingivitis with optimal oral health care. TePe suggests implementing a daily oral care routine that cleans every part of your mouth with these easy-to-use products.

TePe Easy Pick

Even when you’re not home, you can upkeep your oral health with the TePe Easy Pick.


It’s easier than flossing and better than regular toothpicks. Plus, it comes with a handy pocket case so you can easily carry your Easy Pick anywhere you go!

TePe Interdental Brushes

For everyday care at home, you can clean between your teeth and remove every bit of plaque with the TePe Interdental Brush. Plus, it’s suited for implants and orthodontic care, too!


TePe Implant Care

To properly clean your implants and ensure no plaque gets stuck in those hard-to-reach corners, the TePe Implant Care has everything you need, from specialty toothbrushes to an Easy Pick pack and everything in between.

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