Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal (gum) disease. It is an infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease can sometimes be painless and, therefore, people may be unaware they have it. Only your dental professional can tell you for sure.
One of the primary factors contributing to periodontal disease is plaque, a sticky colourless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on the tooth. These bacteria buildup and can create toxins that can damage the gums.
While gingivitis is a milder and reversible form of periodontal disease that only affects the gums, it may lead to more serious, destructive forms if left untreated.
To help protect against periodontal disease, it is essential to prevent the build up of plaque.
The Polyfluorite System only found in Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste combines stannous fluoride to protect against gingivitis, plaque, cavities and tooth sensitivity, and sodium hexametaphosphate, which is a stain- and tartar-fighting ingredient. Together they deliver a unique, comprehensive protection for your teeth while providing excellent whitening benefits.
When you brush with Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, stannous fluoride is released in the mouth, acting as an anti-microbial agent that kills harmful bacteria that cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath.
Daily brushing with Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, as well as rinsing with Crest Pro-Health Rinse, regular flossing and professional cleanings, will help prevent gingivitis and preserve your oral health.
Crest Pro-Health Rinse contains a clinically proven anti-microbial agent, cetylpyridinium chloride or CPC, that's attracted to bacteria in your mouth making it effective at fighting plaque, gingivitis and bad breath.
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