If plaque builds up on your teeth it can irritate the gums, resulting in a condition called gingivitis:

  • Signs of gingivitis include gums becoming red and puffy, whereas healthy gums are pink and firm.
  • Some people are more prone to gingivitis such as those with crooked teeth, smokers and those whose parents have gingivitis.
  • Plaque buildup can be prevented by brushing teeth and flossing daily as well as visiting the dentist regularly for deep cleanings.

Although gingivitis isn’t technically gum disease, it can lead to full-blown gum disease if left untreated.
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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!