What You Should Know About Gingivitis
Gingivitis is a type of gum disease with fairly mild symptoms that, if left untreated, can lead to the type of gum disease that can cause bone and tooth loss. Causes The most common cause of gingivitis is plaque buildup on the teeth. Plaque forms in a sticky coating on your teeth from bacteria left behind after you eat. If plaque stays on the teeth too long it starts to harden into tartar, which is much more difficult to remove.