How can I tell if I have gingivitis?

Jonathan B. Levine, DMD
The mouth is a peek into what is going on in the rest of the body. In this video, Dr. Oz welcomes Dr. Jonathan Levine, who discusses what makes gums bleed.
You may initially identify gingivitis if the bristles of your toothbrush are pink or your gums bleed when you brush or floss. They may also be swollen, soft and tender to the touch. Also, look for a darkening in color of your gums.

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