Almost every adult in Germany has gingivitis. It manifests itself mainly through bleeding gums when brushing teeth or when using interdental brushes and dental floss.
With persistently poor oral hygiene, the immune system can be overwhelmed and periodontitis (periodontitis) can develop from gum inflammation. If this also remains untreated, there is a risk of tooth loss.
The good news is that you can best ensure that it doesn't come to that. In the following section you will learn what gingivitis is, how it develops and what you can do to get gum inflammation under control or even to prevent it.