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Healthy Interdental Gingiva


The interdental gingiva is between teeth in the front, on the outside will look like a triangle, but it’s more like a pyramid. Every time that you put your dental floss, you have to go between this pyramid and the teeth. If you are in the back part, you will know that there is a col shape, and that’s what you need to make like a loop around your teeth, your premolars, and your molars, so you can clean better.

If you have a healthy gingiva, clinically speaking you will have a pink and fern with a knife-edge appearance scalloped around the teeth. The gingival margin is a few millimeters coronal to the cement enamel junction, and it will have a lot of functions that will help you act like mechanical chemical water and microbial barrier. It will be signaling functions that mean that if you have some bacteria, it will help your body to understand that there are bacteria and sensor signals, so you can bring some white blood cells against these bacteria.

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