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The bottom line in treating and preventing gingivitis is that you have to eliminate as much plaque as you possibly can. Plaque, the sticky film containing bacteria that builds up on teeth and around the gum line, is the whole reason gingivitis happens. Plaque produces toxins that irritate your gums and begin a chain reaction of redness, swelling, and bleeding. But don’t worry about these gingivitis symptoms—if you catch it early, you can fight plaque and the bacteria that comes with it fairly easily, with a number of gingivitis treatments.