Category - Oral Health & Wellbeing

What causes gingivitis and how can you prevent it?

What causes gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a form of gum disease. Caused by a buildup of plaque, left untreated gingivitis can develop into periodontitis and lead to loss of teeth.

Can gum disease run in the family?

Can gum disease be hereditary?

Gum disease affects a lot of New Zealanders - so it could impact your child too. Let's talk about the genetic and environmental factors influencing gum disease.