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Gingivitis is a general term for gingival diseases affecting the gingiva (gums). As generally used, the term gingivitis refers to gingival inflammation induced by bacterial biofilms (also called plaque) adherent to tooth surfaces.
Researchers suggest benefits of using lasers in oral debridement to prevent dental problems

Researchers suggest benefits of using lasers in oral debridement to prevent dental problems

Bacteria in smokeless tobacco products linked to opportunistic infections

Bacteria in smokeless tobacco products linked to opportunistic infections

Researchers chart microbial ecology of the mouth at all stages of gum disease progression

Researchers chart microbial ecology of the mouth at all stages of gum disease progression

Investigators evaluate history of gingival inflammation during first, second trimester of pregnancy

Investigators evaluate history of gingival inflammation during first, second trimester of pregnancy

Cigarette smoke promotes bacteria colonization, immune invasion

Cigarette smoke promotes bacteria colonization, immune invasion

Better oral hygiene, regular dental visits could slow down cognitive decline in older adults

Better oral hygiene, regular dental visits could slow down cognitive decline in older adults

Study shows aging affects adaptive immune responses

Study shows aging affects adaptive immune responses

Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Access to dental care by low-income Americans becomes exception as only fewer dentists accept Medicaid

Access to dental care by low-income Americans becomes exception as only fewer dentists accept Medicaid

New Delta Dental survey finds that 42.5% of expecting moms in U.S. skip a trip to dentist

New Delta Dental survey finds that 42.5% of expecting moms in U.S. skip a trip to dentist

People now have powerful new option for relieving dry mouth symptoms

People now have powerful new option for relieving dry mouth symptoms

Natural substance could help people avoid cavities, gum disease

Natural substance could help people avoid cavities, gum disease

Researcher shares study results of periodontitis and RA at IADR General Session

Researcher shares study results of periodontitis and RA at IADR General Session

Postmenopausal women susceptible to bone fractures may be at increased risk for gum disease

Postmenopausal women susceptible to bone fractures may be at increased risk for gum disease

Researchers are developing compounds to combat causative agents of periodontitis

Researchers are developing compounds to combat causative agents of periodontitis

Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure

Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure

Key role for Fusobacterium adhesin in non-orthodontic periodontal inflammation

Key role for Fusobacterium adhesin in non-orthodontic periodontal inflammation

Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health

Olympic athletes lose to poor dental health

Sugar overloads on Easter can pose serious risks to children's health, Vanderbilt experts say

Sugar overloads on Easter can pose serious risks to children's health, Vanderbilt experts say