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Gingivitis and Gum Disease: What’s the Difference?

Gum Disease

During toothpaste commercials or your biannual dental visits you’ve probably heard about the dangers of gingivitis and gum disease. So what’s the difference between gingivitis and gum disease? Gingivitis is characterized by an inflammation of the gums which actually precedes periodontitis (gum disease) however not all gingivitis leads to full blown gum disease.  Gingivitis is… Read more