If you are experiencing gum bleeding when brushing your teeth, it is important to find out the cause and take corrective action. This blog post will discuss the common causes of gum bleeding and what you can do to stop it.
One of the most common causes of gum bleeding is gingivitis.
Gingivitis is a condition that results in inflammation of the gums and if you have it you may notice that your gums are read and swollen.
Gingivitis is usually caused by plaque build-up on the teeth which is a sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva.
If plaque is not removed, it can harden and become calculus which can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist. Gingivitis is usually reversible with good oral hygiene which involves:
If your gums are bleeding, don’t let it put you off from brushing them, you need to start cleaning that area more.
Another common cause of gum bleeding is periodontitis.
Periodontitis is a serious condition that occurs when the gums become inflamed and pull away from the teeth. This creates pockets where bacteria can grow.
If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. Treatment for this condition usually involves a deep cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
In conclusion, don’t ignore your gums if they are bleeding. Make sure your oral hygiene is up to scratch and see your dentist if the bleeding persists.Back to Blog
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