Proper patient assessment includes, in part, the ability to accurately assess the gingiva and implement appropriate oral hygiene recommendations. This assessment of gingival health is observed clinically through oral examination. The dental professional observes the characteristics of the gingiva such as color, texture, shape and sulcus depth. From these observations, appropriate oral hygiene recommendations are conveyed to the patient to promote optimal gingival health.
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