Has your vet recently diagnosed your Turkish Angora cat with gingivitis? If so then you may want to know how to treat this first stage of periodontal disease and how to prevent it from growing worse. It’s important to understand that gingivitis in cats is similar to gingivitis in humans. This means the disease is caused by food or plaque build-up. It also means that it can be treated and reversed if caught early. In people, plaque can build-up due to a lack of teeth brushing. The same can be said in cats. This is why some vets recommend at home teeth brushing or professional teeth cleaning for your cat. Gingivitis causing plaque build-up can also occur for other reasons including old age, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, soft food, breathing through the mouth, bad chewing habits, uremia and diabetes, autoimmune diseases, FeLV (Feline Leukemia), and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). Talk to your vet care Wake Forest, NC for more details.