How is gingivitis prevented?

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: James M Stephen, MD, FAAEM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Regular oral hygiene that includes brushing the teeth with a power brush and flossing or using interdental brushes is the best prevention. Although mouth rinses do reduce bacterial counts in tests subjects, no clear clinical advantages has been demonstrated. [19, 20, 1]


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