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How long does gingivitis last?

For some patients, gingivitis can be treated and reversed with a professional dental cleaning and by receiving instructions from your dentist on improving your daily oral hygiene.

A good oral hygiene routine practiced for a few minutes twice a day can help reduce your risk of getting periodontal disease and tooth decay. Always remember to brush and clean between your teeth, eat a balanced diet and schedule regular dental visits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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