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Causes of Sensitive Gums

Taking care of the gums is a vital component of good dental health as they are the basis for good dental structure. Any damage to, or infection of, the gums can impact negatively on the teeth and even result in tooth loss. There are several main causes of sensitive gums:

– Incorrect brushing or flossing

– Gum disease

– Pregnancy

Unlikely as it may seem, severe stress also “has the potential to cause inflammation” not just of the gums but throughout the body. Regular check-ups with the dentist and proper dental care are the best weapons in defending gums from disease and infection and you can get more information at

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