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Your best smile often depends on giving yourself the best chance of success through your oral health care. This includes improving your oral hygiene, so conditions such as periodontal disease do not arise. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an issue in which an infection of the tissues that surround your teeth are damaged and infected. This often is the result of plaque buildup. To help protect yourself, be aware of any signs of gum disease that may be present, including gingivitis, and take the necessary steps to correct the ailment. For further information about gum disease and gingivitis, take the following quiz:

Question 1: What is gingivitis?
A: an issue associated with a damaged pulp
B: stains and discolorations on teeth
C: a gum tissue infection
D: none of the above

Question 2: Which of the following are symptoms of gingivitis?
A: excessively red or swollen gums
B: the frequent occurrence of bad breath
C: gums that frequently bleed regularly and easily
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is a cause of gingivitis?
A: hormonal changes within the body
B: poor oral hygiene techniques
C: genetic predispositions
D: all of the above

Question 4: Which of the following are treatments for gingivitis?
A: visits to your dentist for routine checkups and examinations
B: an improvement in your oral hygiene daily routines including brushing twice daily and flossing once a day
C: teeth whitening treatment systems
D: both A and B

Answer Key:
C, D, D, D

We are here to help rebuild and repair your gums. To schedule a gingivitis treatment plan with Dr. Greg L. Wolfe and our team at our dentist office in Ventura, California, you can give us a call at 805-654-1174.