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  • Writer's pictureKobi Mohsseni

Appearance of Healthy Gingiva and unhelthy Gingiva/Gum The Gingiva is the anatomical term for gums.

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

* Healthy Gum is free of inflammation and has not been altered by disease or trauma

* Healthy Gum does not bleed when stimulated by brushing or flossing.

* Gum tissue appears uniformly pink

* Blondes with a light complexion have a lighter shade of pink

* Brunettes with darker complexion have a darker shade of pink

Unhealty gingiva called gingivitis

what is Gingivitis ?

Gingivitis is an inflammation of gum/gingiva .Plaque biofilm or food debris at the gingival margin are the main cause of gingivitis. People are usually unaware they have a gingival infection as there is no pain but it causes bleeding gum while brushing or flossing.

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