The Causes and Management of Bleeding Gums
Bleeding gums can signify something serious, but it can also be managed with proper care. Let’s look at some causes and ways to manage your gum health.
What Causes Bleeding Gums?
The most common cause of bleeding gums is poor oral hygiene. If you’re not regularly brushing your teeth and flossing, bacteria will build up in your mouth and irritate your gums.
These bacteria can cause inflammation, leading to swelling, redness, tenderness, and eventually bleeding. Other causes include hormonal changes due to pregnancy or menopause and certain medications like blood thinners or chemotherapy drugs.
How Can You Manage Bleeding Gums?
The best way to manage bleeding gums is by practicing good oral hygiene. That means brushing at least twice daily for two minutes, using an electric toothbrush if possible. You should also floss regularly – at least once daily – to remove food particles between your teeth. Additionally, you should use an antiseptic mouthwash to reduce the bacteria in your mouth.
Make sure you visit the dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and check-up. If you have any dental issues that could be causing bleeding gums, such as gum disease or cavities, these must be addressed by a qualified professional before they become worse.
Bleeding gums may seem minor, but it can signify something more serious in your mouth. Practice excellent oral hygiene to keep your mouth healthy and free from potential problems. Make sure you brush twice a day for two minutes, floss at least once per day, use an antiseptic mouthwash, and visit the dentist every six months for cleanings and check-ups.
By following these steps, you can keep your gums healthy and free from any issues related to bleeding or other potential problems! Or contact the professionals at Synergy Dental Arts, and we’ll get your smile shining again.