One of the most feared dental diseases is gingivitis which is related with gingival bleeding, gingival retraction, gingival pocket, periodontal bone desorption and intraosseous pocket. In the end, gingivitis may cause edentulousness.
The bacteria in the mouth and the metabolites of these may be responsible for the emergence of gingivitis; genetics does not play an important role in the development of the disease. Many factors are connected with each other in this process, such as the saliva composition, the position of the teeth and the possibility of cleaning them properly. However, it is pellicle and plaque to be blamed mostly. Once the process already begun, it cannot be stopped, but it can be slowed down with maintaining a proper oral hygiene.